42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Roosevelt
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Durango
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Cody
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Odessa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
12
Lexington
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
16
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Sydney

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Santa Monica to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
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Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary builder app .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mission San Xavier del Bac and Pima Air & Space Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Titan Missile Museum and Lightning Ridge Cellars. Step out of Tucson to go to Sonoita and see Wilhelm Family Vineyards, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, look for gifts at Madaras Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, and admire all the interesting features of Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson day trip site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 45°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Roosevelt.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wilhelm Family Vineyards, Titan Missile Museum, Lightning Ridge Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Lightning Ridge Cellars ©
Lightning Ridge Cellars
Wilhelm Family Vineyards ©
Wilhelm Family Vineyards

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hours
Roosevelt

Roosevelt ©
Roosevelt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gila County, Arizona, United States. To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Roosevelt trip planner .

Drive from Tucson to Roosevelt in 3 hours. Traveling from Tucson in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Roosevelt, with lows of 30°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Roosevelt

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tonto National Monument ©
Tonto National Monument

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip website .

Drive from Roosevelt to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Roosevelt in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Balcony House and Toh-Atin Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Long House (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Aztec Ruins National Monument (in Aztec). There's more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Durango takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Aztec Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House
Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at The Springs Resort & Spa, savor the flavors at The Choke Cherry Tree, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Pagosa Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in July, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
The Choke Cherry Tree ©
The Choke Cherry Tree

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Plaza and Kakawa Chocolate House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Taos Pueblo and Bandelier National Monument. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos) and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, look for gifts at The Shop - A Christmas Store, take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Fe: highs are around 36°C and lows about 18°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Taos, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Do your shopping at Meeteese Chocolatier and Wayne's Boot Shop. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Cody Firearms Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, take an in-depth tour of Old West Miniature Village and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery, and examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cody trip maker site .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Cody in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Meeteese Chocolatier
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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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.
Head to Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Forum Shops at Caesars Palacefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas, get some fabulous bargains at Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner .

Fly from Cody to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cody to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cody in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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Odessa

Odessa
Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Odessa travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Odessa. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Odessa to be slightly colder, temps between 40°C and 26°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off toLexington.

Things to do in Odessa

Nightlife Fun & Games Museums

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get some cultural insight at Churchill Downs and Old Fort Harrod State Park. Get some historical perspective at Cane Ridge Meetinghouse and The Hunt-Morgan House. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Kentucky Derby Museum (in Louisville), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Awaken Boutique (in Campbellsville). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park and try to win big at Keeneland.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lexington attractions planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Odessa to Lexington. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Lexington is little chillier than Odessa - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Louisville, Awaken Boutique, Old Fort Harrod State Park, Maker's Mark, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse
Highlights from your plan
Old Fort Harrod State Park ©
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Cane Ridge Meetinghouse ©
Cane Ridge Meetinghouse
Maker's Mark ©
Maker's Mark

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lotz House Museum and Downtown Franklin. Popular historic sites such as Belle Meade Plantation and Winstead Hill Park are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (Carter House, Gallery 202, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and look for gifts at Hillsboro Village.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carter House ©
Carter House

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and then gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid ©
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, contemplate the long history of Buckstaff Bathhouse, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and finally stop by Bathhouse Soapery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs road trip app .

Getting from Memphis to Hot Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Buckstaff Bathhouse ©
Buckstaff Bathhouse
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Sundance Square. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beauweevils and Clara Ida Frances, Inc. Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: First Monday Trade Days (in Canton) and Salt Palace Museum (in Grand Saline). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, explore the world behind art at Dallas Museum of Art, stop by Bronco Western Wear, and learn about winemaking at Times Ten Cellars.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dallas sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hot Springs to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in July, Dallas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Winnsboro, First Monday, Salt Palace Museum
Highlights from your plan
First Monday ©
First Monday
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Times Ten Cellars ©
Times Ten Cellars

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