9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
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Tucson
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

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.
On the 31st (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, then cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and then take in the exciting artwork at Etherton Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tucson online route planner.

New York City to Tucson is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Tucson hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping · Museums · Parks · 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, get great views at Mohave Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Traveling from Tucson in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 44°F and 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the world from above with Pinnacle Helicopters, then view the masterpieces at Gallery Moab LCA, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Moab day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 36°F by day to 16°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): try to win big at Caesars Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 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 Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Moab to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moab in January, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 59°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 7th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.