56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Truth or Consequences
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 7 nights
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Nageezi
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
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Arches National Park
— 5 nights
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Chinle
— 3 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 9 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Truth or Consequences

— 3 nights
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Blackstone Hotsprings as well as Geronimo Springs Museum. On the 2nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, get engrossed in the history at Geronimo Springs Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at City of Rocks State Park and then boost your wellbeing at Blackstone Hotsprings.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Truth or Consequences visit planner.

Birmingham to Truth or Consequences is an approximately 20-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect nights in Truth or Consequences to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Nature · Parks · Museums · Spas

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Santa Fe

— 7 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.
You've added Taos County Courthouse Murals, Kit Carson Home & Museum, Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos), Plaza Blanca (in Abiquiu) and Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the natural beauty at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, wander the streets of Canyon Road, and steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip builder.

You can drive from Truth or Consequences to Santa Fe in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Truth or Consequences in June; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Nageezi.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nageezi

— 2 nights
Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chaco Culture National Historical Park. On the 11th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Una Vida and then contemplate the long history of Chetro Ketl. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nageezi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Nageezi takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Nageezi are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Nageezi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Mesa Verde National Park

— 5 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
You've added Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Lowry Pueblo, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mesa Verde National Park: The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores), Cortez (Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum & Hovenweep National Monument) and Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Long House, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Nageezi to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Nageezi in June, with lows around 46°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 5 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tower of Babel, Arches Visitor Center, Corona Arch, and other attractions. The adventure continues: stroll through Double Arch, hike along Double O Arch, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, with highs in Arches National Park at 95°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 3 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 Antelope Canyon as well as Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mexican Hat (Muley Point Overlook & Valley of the Gods). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley tour builder tool.

Drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arches National Park in June: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 87°F and lows are around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Weeping Rock Trail, Riverside Walk and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, trek along Riverside Walk, and then stroll through Weeping Rock Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in June: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chinle

— 3 nights
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Walpi Village, Canyon de Chelly National Monument and North Rim Drive. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, hike along White House Ruins Trail, and explore the ancient world of White House Ruin.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chinle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Chinle takes 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: highs in Chinle hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Crystal Magic. On the 1st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery and then look for gifts at Crystal Magic. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, then get a new perspective on nature at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and finally look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Chinle to Flagstaff by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Chinle in July, expect Flagstaff to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 9 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've added The Trail of Time, Yavapai Geology Museum, Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You've added Crescent Moon Picnic Site, Seven Sacred Pools, Red Rock State Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona online holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 92°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 Mission San Xavier del Bac as well as Tumacacori National Historical Park. On the 17th (Fri), shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tumacacori National Historical Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tucson trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sedona in July since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 75°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

San Diego

— 7 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Warwick's, Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla, Casa de Estudillo, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tucson to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tucson in July, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (77°F), and nights are slightly colder (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.