27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  9​h
1
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
El Paso
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Ajo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Safford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Willcox
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Bisbee
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
Carson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Reno
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Las Vegas

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South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and then witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planner .

Las Vegas to South Padre Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, South Padre Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA ©

2
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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, then tee off at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, and then admire the natural beauty at El Paso Municipal Rose Garden. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at War Eagles Air Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Paso travel itinerary planner .

Fly from South Padre Island to El Paso in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from South Padre Island in January; daily highs in El Paso reach 58°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in El Paso

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

War Eagles Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Butterfield Trail Golf Club ©
Butterfield Trail Golf Club
El Paso Municipal Rose Garden ©
El Paso Municipal Rose Garden
War Eagles Air Museum ©
War Eagles Air Museum

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get great views at Pima Point, then trek along Hermit Trail, then contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally get great views at Yaki Point. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, then get great views at Lipan Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday maker app .

Drive from El Paso to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from El Paso in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 44°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Pima Point ©
Pima Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

1
night
Ajo

Ajo ©
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Federated Church, explore and take pictures at Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive, then get engrossed in the history at Ajo Historical Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and then identify plant and animal life at Quitobaquito Spring.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ajo trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Ajo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Ajo hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Ajo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Quitobaquito Spring ©
Quitobaquito Spring
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ©
Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive ©
Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive

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nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Madera Canyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theater, and then take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Reid Park Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, and then admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson road trip tool .

You can drive from Ajo to Tucson in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Ajo in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Safford.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Catalina State Park ©
Catalina State Park
Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass
Reid Park Zoo ©
Reid Park Zoo

1
night
Safford

Safford ©
Safford is a city in Graham County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Mount Graham International Observatory, explore the striking landscape at Black Hills Rockhound Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Safford journey planner.

Drive from Tucson to Safford in 2 hours. Traveling from Tucson in January, things will get a bit cooler in Safford: highs are around 60°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Safford

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Rockhound Area ©
Black Hills Rockhound Area
Mount Graham International Observatory ©

2
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Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Willcox Depot, do a tasting at Zarpara Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Keeling Schaefer Vineyards, and finally admire the natural beauty at Marcia's Garden Soap Shop. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Heart of Rocks, learn about winemaking at Flying Leap Vineyards, examine the collection at Chiricahua Regional Museum, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Pierce, and finally look for gifts at Dwayne's Fresh Jerky.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Willcox online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Safford to Willcox by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bisbee.

Things to do in Willcox

Wineries Trails Parks

Side Trips

Pearce, Dwayne's Fresh Jerky
Highlights from your plan
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards ©
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
Chiricahua Regional Museum ©
Chiricahua Regional Museum
Marcia's Garden Soap Shop ©
Marcia's Garden Soap Shop

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nights
Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Muheim Heritage House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Belleza Fine Art Gallery, look for gifts at PanTerra Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Sierras - A Marian Shrine, and finally take in breathtaking views at The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Gunfighter Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Rose Tree Museum and Books, then take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, then identify plant and animal life at San Pedro House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Bisbee Brewing Company.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bisbee trip maker app .

You can drive from Willcox to Bisbee in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Willcox in February since evenings lows in Bisbee dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carson City.

Things to do in Bisbee

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tombstone, Hereford, San Pedro House
Highlights from your plan
San Pedro House ©
San Pedro House
Old Bisbee Brewing Company ©
Old Bisbee Brewing Company

1
night
Carson City

Carson City ©
Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society and then immerse yourself in nature at Sugar Pine State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventure Mountain, get your game on at Magic Carpet Golf, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Carson City journey planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bisbee to Carson City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bisbee to Carson City. In February, Carson City is a bit cooler than Bisbee - with highs of 52°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in Carson City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Sugar Pine State Park, Genoa Cemetery, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
Highlights from your plan
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf
Genoa Cemetery ©
Genoa Cemetery

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner, then snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Sugar Bowl Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reno trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carson City to Reno takes an hour. February in Reno sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Reno

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Truckee, Sugar Bowl Resort
Highlights from your plan
Sugar Bowl Resort ©
Sugar Bowl Resort

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battlefield Vegas and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. The adventure continues: get your game on at Dig This, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Reno to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reno in February, with highs in Las Vegas at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Golf
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
TPC at Summerlin ©
TPC at Summerlin

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Church History Museum and then hit the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit cooler, temps between 47°F and 31°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Park City, Backcountry Snowmobiling
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ensign Peak Park ©
Ensign Peak Park

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