8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Del Mar
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Yuma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Cruces
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
5
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Waco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Wichita
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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Del Mar

Del Mar ©
Del Mar is a beach city in San Diego County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seagrove Park and then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Del Mar tour planner .

Minneapolis to Del Mar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in January; daily highs in Del Mar reach 69°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Yuma.

Things to do in Del Mar

Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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Seagrove Park ©
Seagrove Park

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Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. On the 21st (Mon), get outside with Telegraph Pass, then immerse yourself in nature at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, and then stroll through Stewart Vincent Wolf Creative Playground.

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Getting from Del Mar to Yuma by car takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Del Mar to Yuma. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in January, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Yuma

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reid Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

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You can drive from Yuma to Tucson in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yuma in January, with highs in Tucson at 65°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Shopping
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

1
night
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dripping Springs Natural Area, then appreciate the history behind Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, and then don't miss a visit to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Cruces day trip planner.

Drive from Tucson to Las Cruces in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tucson in January, expect Las Cruces to be little chillier, temps between 55°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks
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Dripping Springs Natural Area ©
Dripping Springs Natural Area
Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture ©
Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the history at Mission Concepcion, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Antonio online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Las Cruces to San Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Cruces to San Antonio is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Cruces in January, with highs in San Antonio at 64°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then do sightseeing your way with Brazos Bluffs Stables, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally stop by Magnolia Market at the Silos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Waco trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Waco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in January; daily highs in Waco reach 59°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sedgwick County Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, and then have some family-friendly fun at Puzzle Plex.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wichita holiday planner .

You can fly from Waco to Wichita in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Waco in January, with highs in Wichita at 46°F and lows at 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Puzzle Plex
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Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
Puzzle Plex ©
Puzzle Plex
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens ©
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

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