42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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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
— Few hours
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
10
Roswell
— 2 nights
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El Paso
— 2 nights
12
Marathon
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
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Del Rio
— 2 nights
15
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

Las Vegas ©
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 19-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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Needles

Needles ©
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, Skywalk at Eagle Point, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): cruise along Sitgreaves Pass, take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, then go for a walk through Skywalk at Eagle Point, then take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Ghost Town, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mojave National Preserve.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Needles attractions planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Needles in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Needles at 28°C and lows at 13°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Needles

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oatman, Mojave National Preserve, Historic Route 66 Museum, Skywalk at Eagle Point
Highlights from your plan
Mojave National Preserve ©
Mojave National Preserve
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Oatman Ghost Town
Oatman Ghost Town

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lipan Point and Pima Point. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and The Abyss. 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. 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 drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

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Page

Page ©
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. 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Coyote Buttes, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff
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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Flagstaff trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Flagstaff takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

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Sedona

Sedona ©
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: 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 · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Superstition Mountains, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Balloon Rides. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene 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 take a shuttle; or fly. 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

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Superstition Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Balloon Rides
Superstition Mountains ©
Superstition Mountains

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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.
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 take a bus; or fly. 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

Side Trip

Tumacacori National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Tucson Mountain Park ©
Tucson Mountain Park
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Tumacacori National Historical Park ©
Tumacacori National Historical Park

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Roswell

Roswell ©
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 take a memorable drive along 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

Side Trips

Pecos River, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pecos River ©
Pecos River
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
International UFO Museum and Research Center ©

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El Paso

El Paso ©
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: 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

Side Trips

Presidio Chapel of San Elizario, White Sands National Monument, Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Marathon

Marathon
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. 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.

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
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. 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 · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Ernst Tinaja Trail ©
Ernst Tinaja Trail

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Del Rio

Del Rio
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. 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 · Nature · Museums

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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 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 car ride to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cave Without a Name
Highlights from your plan
Mission Espada ©
Mission Espada
Cave Without a Name ©
Cave Without a Name

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Houston

Houston ©
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 Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at McFaddin-Ward House Museum and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. 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, wander the streets of Theater District, and see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District.

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 take a bus; or fly. 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 travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Beaumont
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Funeral History ©
National Museum of Funeral History
McFaddin-Ward House Museum ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum
Texas Energy Museum ©
Texas Energy Museum

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 Historic New Orleans Collection. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, admire the striking features of Destrehan Plantation, and examine the collection at The Presbytere.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planning tool.

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in December, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at 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 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, North Buffalo, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve ©
Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

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