34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Page
— 2 nights
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
7
Roswell
— 2 nights
8
Marathon
— 1 night
9
Big Bend National Park
— 1 day
10
Del Rio
— 1 night
11
San Antonio
— 2 nights
12
Houston
— 4 nights
13
New Orleans
— 3 nights
14
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights

3
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Balloon Rides. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and The Strip. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to London Bridge Jet Boat Tours in Laughlin--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Las Vegas, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Laughlin
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
London Bridge Jet Boat Tours ©
London Bridge Jet Boat Tours
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Moran Point. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, get great views at Yaki Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and cruise along Hermit Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are colder (-6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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Page

Page ©
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.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, then steep yourself in history at Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House), and finally contemplate the long history of Lonely Dell Ranch Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): trek along Hanging Gardens Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, then explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Lake Powell Massage & Spa Boutique.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -1°C in Page. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Water, Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House)
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
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Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument ©
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 6th (Sun), trek along Wildcat Trail, see Off-Road Tours, then stroll around Sandstone Tours, and finally get great views at Muley Point Overlook. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, cruise along Moki Dugway, then explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. In December, Monument Valley is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 5°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bluff, Moki Dugway, Muley Point Overlook
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, then explore the striking landscape of Coconino National Forest, then cruise along Oak Creek Vista Point, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff tour app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Flagstaff in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Oak Creek Vista Point
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
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Oak Creek Vista Point ©
Oak Creek Vista Point
Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest
Photography Tours

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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 9th (Wed): hike along Dale Ball Trails, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe journey planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

El Santuario de Chimayo
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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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 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, take a memorable drive along Singing Road, contemplate the long history of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, then look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center, and finally shop like a local with Tokay Beaded Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Roswell takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Fe in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Roswell: temperatures range from 16°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Roswell

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Singing Road
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico ©
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center

1
night
Marathon

Marathon
Marathon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brewster County, Texas, United States. To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marathon route planning website.

Getting from Roswell to Marathon by car takes about 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Roswell to Marathon. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Roswell in December, with lows around 1°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

1
day
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hike along Pine Canyon Trail, hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, then see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, then trek along Lost Mine Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park itinerary builder site.

Drive from Marathon to Big Bend National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Marathon in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Big Bend National Park, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Del Rio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Ernst Tinaja Trail ©
Ernst Tinaja Trail

1
night
Del Rio

Del Rio ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): learn about all things military at Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Devils River State Natural Area.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Del Rio visit website.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Del Rio takes 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Del Rio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Del Rio

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Devils River State Natural Area ©
Devils River State Natural Area
Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum ©
Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum

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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 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cascade Caverns, and finally Head underground at Cave Without a Name. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, and finally get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio holiday builder.

You can drive from Del Rio to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in San Antonio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Boerne
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Mission Espada ©
Mission Espada
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Visiting Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site and Houston Arboretum & Nature Center will get you outdoors. Visit The Seawall and Broadway for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Armand Bayou Nature Center (in Pasadena), Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and Galveston (Old City Cemetery, The Galveston Children's Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, examine the collection at National Museum of Funeral History, explore the galleries of Rothko Chapel, and identify plant and animal life at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Houston holiday planning app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brazos Bend State Park, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site ©

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Destrehan Plantation and Lake Lawn Metairie are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Wallace to see Whitney Plantation about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and take an in-depth tour of The Presbytere.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New Orleans trip simple and quick.

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Destrehan Plantation, Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get outdoors at Devil's Hole State Park and Niagara Gorge Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Abbey of the Genesee. Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Webster Museum (in Webster), The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo) and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (in Rochester). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Burchfield Penney Art Center, try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary site.

You can fly from New Orleans to Niagara Falls in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Niagara Falls is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for little chillier days in Niagara Falls, with highs around 3°C, while nights are colder with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo, Webster Museum, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, Abbey of the Genesee, The Wadsworth Homestead
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Abbey of the Genesee ©
Abbey of the Genesee
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House ©
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

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