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 30​min
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Oklahoma City
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Charleston

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night
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): identify plant and animal life at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, take an in-depth tour of General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, then trek along Boy Scout Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks, then explore the fascinating landscape at The Pinto Basin, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip site .

Agoura Hills to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Agoura Hills in December: high temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 61°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
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Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saguaro National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Tucson by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Tucson is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in December, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature Parks
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Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park

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night
El Paso

El Paso
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Paso trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to El Paso takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, El Paso is a bit cooler than Tucson - with highs of 60°F and lows of 36°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Museums Nature

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hours
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome, and then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park online holiday builder .

Drive from El Paso to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from El Paso in December since evenings lows in Carlsbad Caverns National Park dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and then steep yourself in history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Roswell tour itinerary website .

Drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Roswell, with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner .

Drive from Roswell to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Roswell in December: highs in Santa Fe hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): engage your brain at Texas Air & Space Museum, examine the collection at Bill's Backyard Classics, and then contemplate the long history of Harrington House.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo journey maker app .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amarillo: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Bill's Backyard Classics ©
Bill's Backyard Classics
Harrington House ©
Harrington House
Texas Air & Space Museum ©
Texas Air & Space Museum

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hours
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.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and then see the interesting displays at American Banjo Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City journey tool .

You can drive from Amarillo to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Amarillo in December since evenings lows in Oklahoma City dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums

Side Trip

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art ©
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
American Banjo Museum ©
American Banjo Museum

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