57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 9 nights
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Tombstone
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 5 nights
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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Prescott
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
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Memphis
— 8 nights
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New Orleans — 9 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Myrtles Plantation and Lake Lawn Metairie. Popular historic sites such as Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District are in your itinerary. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Houmas House and Gardens, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary tool.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Tombstone.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Tombstone — 3 nights

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Boothilll Graveyard and Allen Street will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as The Tombstone Epitaph and Bird Cage Theatre. Change things up with a short trip to Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral.

Make your Tombstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from New Orleans to Tombstone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Tombstone. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tombstone, with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Tucson — 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission San Xavier del Bac and Saguaro National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, and get great views at Gates Pass.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Tucson trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Tucson sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phoenix.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Phoenix — 5 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to KOLI Equestrian Center and Shamrock Farms. Step out of Phoenix with an excursion to Taliesin West in Scottsdale--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix visit planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Prescott.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Prescott — 2 nights

Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area and then take a stroll through Whiskey Row. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

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Traveling by car from Phoenix to Prescott takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Prescott is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 54°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Sedona — 6 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Montezuma Castle National Monument and Blazin' M Ranch. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tuzigoot National Monument and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Doe Mountain Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Prescott in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sedona, with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park — 7 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hermit's Rest and South Kaibab Trail. On the 1st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, get great views at Hopi Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (44°F), and nights are cooler (15°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Zion National Park — 5 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Observation Point. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's much more to do: cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, trek along Angel's Landing, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zion National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, with highs in Zion National Park at 58°F and lows at 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Salt Lake City — 6 nights

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple Square and Cathedral of the Madeleine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Backcountry Snowmobiling and North Forty Escapes. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Spas), Alta Ski Area (in Alta) and Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and admire the striking features of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Conference Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in February, plan for slightly colder days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Memphis.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Memphis — 8 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bellevue Baptist Church and Collierville TN Historic District. Visit Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tupelo to see Tupelo Automobile Museum about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Shelby Farms Park, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Memphis day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in February, things will get a bit warmer in Memphis: highs are around 55°F and lows about 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Casinos
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.4
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.