42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Needles
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Roswell
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Roswell
— 2 nights
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El Paso
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
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Del Rio
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Valley of Fire State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Strip and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Las Vegas. Traveling from Brisbane in November, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. You will leave for Needles on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Needles

— 1 night
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Oatman Ghost Town, Historic Route 66 Museum, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): cruise along Sitgreaves Pass, take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, then stroll through Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, then take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Ghost Town, and finally stroll through Mojave National Preserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Needles trip builder site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Needles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Needles is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Needles

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lipan Point and The Abyss. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Pima Point. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, get great views at Lookout Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moran Point, and examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

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You can drive from Needles to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Needles - with highs of 14°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Page

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Upper Antelope Canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Take a break from Page with a short trip to Coyote Buttes in Big Water, about 56 minutes away.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Navajo National Monument. On the 1st (Tue), explore the ancient world of Navajo National Monument and then hike along Wildcat Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip website.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in December, expect Monument Valley to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff

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.
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Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Flagstaff takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In December in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -9°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You've added Chapel of the Holy Cross, Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), Jerome State Historic Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Jerome State Historic Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, stroll through Bear Mountain Trail, then hike along Fay Canyon Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

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Getting from Flagstaff to Sedona by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Your day by day itinerary now includes Superstition Mountains, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Balloon Rides. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in December, with highs in Phoenix at 23°C and lows at 9°C. You'll set off for Tucson on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Tucson

— 2 nights

Old Pueblo

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sabino Canyon as well as Tumacacori National Historical Park. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tumacacori National Historical Park and then take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson day trip planning site.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Phoenix in December since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center and then Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Roswell Museum & Art Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pecos River.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Roswell online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Roswell takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Roswell is a bit cooler than Tucson - with highs of 16°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to El Paso.

Things to do in Roswell

Parks · Nature · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

El Paso

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes White Sands National Monument as well as Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Get some cultural insight at Presidio Chapel of San Elizario and UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Paso trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Roswell to El Paso by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Roswell in December since evenings lows in El Paso dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marathon

— 1 night
Marathon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brewster County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to World's Smallest Target Store.

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

Traveling by car from El Paso to Marathon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Marathon. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.

Big Bend National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, then trek along Lost Mine Trail, and then hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Big Bend National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Big Bend National Park when traveling from Marathon in December, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Del Rio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Del Rio

— 2 nights
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Del Rio trip planner.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Del Rio in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. December in Del Rio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for San Antonio on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Del Rio

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Nature

San Antonio

— 3 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.
King William Historic District and Mission Espada will appeal to history buffs. Step out of San Antonio with an excursion to Cave Without a Name in Boerne--about 48 minutes away.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Del Rio to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · 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.
Glenwood Cemetery and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at McFaddin-Ward House Museum and Houston Museum District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Beaumont (Fire Museum of Texas & Texas Energy Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Water Wall, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, steep yourself in history at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, and learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. December in Houston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and Lake Lawn Metairie. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation, and take an in-depth tour of The Presbytere.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, and then stop by North Buffalo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then see the interesting displays at Niagara Science Museum, then explore the world behind art at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls travel route builder.

Fly from New Orleans to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you will find days in Niagara Falls are little chillier (3°C), and nights are much colder (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.