34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Roswell
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
— 1 day
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Del Rio
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mount Charleston. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and The LINQ Promenade. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to London Bridge Jet Boat Tours in Laughlin--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Strip, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In November, Las Vegas is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Hermit's Rest. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yavapai Geology Museum and Tusayan Museum. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Trailview Overlook, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, then steep yourself in history at Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House), and finally contemplate the long history of Lonely Dell Ranch Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): trek along Hanging Gardens Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Lake Powell Massage & Spa Boutique.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -1°C in Page. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 6th (Sun), trek along Wildcat Trail, see Off-Road Tours, then stroll around Sandstone Tours, and finally get great views at Muley Point Overlook. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, cruise along Moki Dugway, then explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Monument Valley is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 5°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, then explore the striking landscape of Coconino National Forest, then cruise along Oak Creek Vista Point, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff tour app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Flagstaff in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hike along Dale Ball Trails, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe journey planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Roswell

— 2 nights
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, take a memorable drive along Singing Road, take an in-depth tour of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, then look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center, and finally shop like a local with Tokay Beaded Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Roswell takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Fe in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Roswell: temperatures range from 16°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Roswell

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon

— 1 night
Marathon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brewster County, Texas, United States. To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marathon route planning website.

Getting from Roswell to Marathon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Roswell to Marathon. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Roswell in December, with lows around 1°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Fun & Games

Big Bend National Park

— 1 day
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hike along Pine Canyon Trail, hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, then see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, then trek along Lost Mine Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park itinerary builder site.

Drive from Marathon to Big Bend National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marathon in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Big Bend National Park, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Del Rio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Del Rio

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): learn about all things military at Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils River State Natural Area.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Del Rio visit website.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Del Rio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Del Rio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Del Rio

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cascade Caverns, and finally Head underground at Cave Without a Name. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, and finally get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio holiday builder.

You can drive from Del Rio to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. December in San Antonio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Houston

— 4 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Visiting Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site and Houston Arboretum & Nature Center will get you outdoors. Visit The Seawall and Broadway for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville), Armand Bayou Nature Center (in Pasadena) and Galveston (Old City Cemetery, The Galveston Children's Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, examine the collection at National Museum of Funeral History, explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and explore the world behind art at Rothko Chapel.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Houston holiday planning app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Destrehan Plantation. Popular historic sites such as St. Louis Cathedral and Houmas House and Gardens are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Wallace to see Whitney Plantation about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Cabildo, get engrossed in the history at The Presbytere, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Houston to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Get outdoors at Devil's Hole State Park and Niagara Gorge Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Abbey of the Genesee (in Piffard), National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (in Rochester) and The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Burchfield Penney Art Center, try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and see the interesting displays at Niagara Aerospace Museum.

Planning Niagara Falls trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Fly from New Orleans to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Niagara Falls to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.