59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Amarillo
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Oklahoma City
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Dallas
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Houston
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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El Paso
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Albuquerque
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Tucson
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Phoenix
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San Simeon
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Carmel
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San Francisco
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Bend
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Salem
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Portland
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Boise
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 1st (Fri), get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, examine the collection at Armstrong County Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, then stroll through Old West Stables, and finally make a trip to Huge Pair of Legs.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo online journey builder.

Denver to Amarillo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Amarillo is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in January: highs in Amarillo hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 3rd (Sun), visit Bricktown, admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma and then examine the collection at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City journey builder app.

Getting from Amarillo to Oklahoma City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. January in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Dallas

— 4 nights

Big D

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Visit Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Grapevine Historic Main Street District for their historical value. Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, explore the world behind art at Dallas Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dallas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in January: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 57°F and lows are around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Houston

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 1892 Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion. Bring the kids along to Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and Houston Zoo. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Galveston (Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, Old City Cemetery, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, play a few rounds at Hermann Park, admire the natural beauty at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, and explore the world behind art at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, expect Houston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 4 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Step out of the city life by going to Padre Island National Seashore and Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Port Aransas Beach and Rockport Beach. Explore Corpus Christi's surroundings by going to Joan & Scott Holt Paradise Pond (in Port Aransas) and Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site (in Goliad). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, stroll through Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip app.

Getting from Houston to Corpus Christi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of the Pacific War and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Mission San Jose and The Alamo will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Austin (Bullock Texas State History Museum & Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail), New Braunfels (New Braunfels Conservation Society & Gruene Historic District) and Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and don't miss a visit to Alamo Plaza.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary site.

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Corpus Christi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Antonio, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

El Paso

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Jacinto Plaza, and finally cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read El Paso trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to El Paso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in January: high temperatures in El Paso hover around 58°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Museums

Albuquerque

— 4 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and San Miguel Chapel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Santa Fe (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe Plaza, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from El Paso to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from El Paso in January: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 49°F and lows are around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Tucson

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Pima Air and Space Museum and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission San Xavier del Bac and Sabino Canyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Tucson: Tombstone (O.K. Corral & Allen Street). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Catalina State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Arizona History Museum, and stroll around Tohono Chul.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Tucson by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in January; daily highs in Tucson reach 65°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 5 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musical Instrument Museum and Phoenix Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Scottsdale (Taliesin West, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Heard Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Phoenix. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Simeon.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 7th (Sun), stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip planning website.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Simeon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In February, San Simeon is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 66°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Carmel tour planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from San Simeon in February, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bend.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Bend

— 2 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at High Desert Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Trail of Dreams, and then stroll through Mt. Bachelor Ski Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bend journey planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Bend by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Bend, with highs around 46°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Salem

— 4 nights
Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. You'll get in some beach time at Nye Beach and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get some cultural insight at Cape Meares Lighthouse and Salem Railroad Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salem: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Gleneden Beach State Park (in Gleneden Beach) and Mike Miller Park (in South Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Queen of Angels Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salem online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bend to Salem in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Salem is somewhat warmer than Bend - with highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portland Art Museum and Lewis & Clark Salt Works. Explore hidden gems such as Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach) and Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour (in Stevenson). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, get to know the resident critters at Washington Park, stroll through Hug Point State Recreation Site, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Portland, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hit the slopes at Bogus Basin, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, then head outdoors with Dedication Point, and then take in the awesome beauty at Lizard Butte.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boise online trip planner.

Fly from Portland to Boise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Boise is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Boise, with lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 5 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Deer Valley Resort and Backcountry Snowmobiling. Bring the kids along to Park City Mountain Resort and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Canyons Village at Park City, Resort Center Ice Rink, &more) and North Forty Escapes (in Oakley). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, examine the collection at Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and admire the natural beauty at Temple Square.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Boise to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.