8 days in United States Itinerary

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The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War and then stroll through Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planning tool.

Houston to Fredericksburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fredericksburg, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Museums


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Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. On the 17th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then appreciate the views at Valley of Fires Recreation Area. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Heart of the Desert and then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Museum of Space History.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruidoso trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Fredericksburg to Ruidoso in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fredericksburg to Ruidoso is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in April, with highs in Ruidoso at 63°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Spas

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Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and then cast your line with Taos Fly Shop.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taos trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Ruidoso to Taos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Ruidoso in April, plan for little chillier nights in Taos, with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors


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Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Page trip planner.

You can drive from Taos to Page in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Taos in April, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 48°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

United States travel guide

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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.