8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Evansville
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Elephant Butte
— 1 night
Drive
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Hiko
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Evansville

Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Dream Car Museum and then get your game on at Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Evansville attractions planner.

Chicago to Evansville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Albuquerque.
Museums · Fun & Games

Albuquerque — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Evansville to Albuquerque takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Evansville to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Evansville in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Elephant Butte.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Elephant Butte — 1 night

Elephant Butte is a city in Sierra County, New Mexico, United States, near Elephant Butte Reservoir and State Park. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): play a few rounds at Sierra del Rio Golf Course and then immerse yourself in nature at Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Elephant Butte travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Elephant Butte takes 2.5 hours. In June in Elephant Butte, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Petrified Forest National Park.
Nature · Golf · Parks · Outdoors

Petrified Forest National Park — 1 night

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along Blue Mesa, then take an in-depth tour of Painted Desert Inn, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Petrified Forest National Park travel route app.

You can drive from Elephant Butte to Petrified Forest National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Elephant Butte, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Petrified Forest National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 7th (Sun), take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiko.
Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Hiko — 1 night

Hiko is a small, agrarian community in the Tonopah Basin on State Route 318 in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Alien Research Center.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiko trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Hiko in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Hiko is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hiko, with lows of 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a stroll through The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online day trip planner.

Drive from Hiko to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Traveling from Hiko in June, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 103°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.