7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Agoura Hills
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Charleston

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boy Scout Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of General George S. Patton Memorial Museum and then explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park holiday planner.

Agoura Hills to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Agoura Hills in December; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Long Logs Loop, then contemplate the long history of Agate House, and then get a new perspective on nature at Rainbow Forest Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Joshua Tree National Park to Petrified Forest National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Petrified Forest National Park: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 19°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Agate House ©
Agate House
Rainbow Forest Museum ©
Rainbow Forest Museum

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque
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.
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Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in December since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 28°F. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Randall Davey Audubon Center, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, and finally explore the world behind art at San Miguel Chapel.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Bill's Backyard Classics, explore the world behind art at Amarillo Museum of Art, and then steep yourself in history at Harrington House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amarillo online tour planner .

Fly from Santa Fe to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Amarillo is 1 hour. When traveling from Santa Fe in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Amarillo, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bill's Backyard Classics ©
Bill's Backyard Classics
Amarillo Museum of Art ©
Amarillo Museum of Art
Harrington House ©
Harrington House

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, examine the collection at Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, then explore the world behind art at Mabee-Gerrer Museum, then explore the world behind art at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and finally see the interesting displays at American Banjo Museum.

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Getting from Amarillo to Oklahoma City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 31°F in Oklahoma City. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums

Side Trips

Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, Mabee-Gerrer Museum, Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum ©
Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum
American Banjo Museum ©
American Banjo Museum
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art ©
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

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