25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vernon Hills
Drive:  8​h
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Phoenix
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  23​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 5 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Vernon Hills

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kansas City road trip planner.

Vernon Hills to Kansas City is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Saint Peter ©
Cathedral of Saint Peter

4
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Get in touch with nature at El Malpais National Monument and Canyon Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Felipe de Neri Church and Albuquerque Old Town. There's much more to do: hike along La Luz Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at The Candy Lady, and get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque travel planning tool .

You can fly from Kansas City to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. November in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Malpais National Monument, Canyon Trail
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5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and St. Mary's Basilica. Step out of the city life by going to V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Fort Verde State Historic Park (in Camp Verde) and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, play a few rounds at The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain, pause for some photo ops at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, and bet on your favorite at K1 Speed Phoenix.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online day trip planner .

Getting from Albuquerque to Phoenix by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in December, with highs in Phoenix at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Fort Verde State Historic Park, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Newport Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Seal Beach (in Seal Beach) and The Wedge (in Newport Beach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Manhattan Beach, Seal Beach
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

5
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Visit Old Red Museum and Top O'Hill Terrace for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Bishop Arts District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: St. Patrick Cathedral (in Fort Worth) and East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park (in Grand Saline). And it doesn't end there: hike along Katy Trail, take a stroll through NorthPark Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Western Heights Cemetery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Deep Ellum Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dallas visit planning site .

Fly from Los Angeles to Dallas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get little chillier in Dallas: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Top O'Hill Terrace, St. Patrick Cathedral, East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Old Red Museum ©
Old Red Museum

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