8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Rosa
— 1 day
Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport
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Houston
— 2 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Broad, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Skirball Cultural Center, and finally shop like a local with The Grove.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder site.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (69°F), and nights are a bit warmer (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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.
On the 12th (Sat), get great views at Hopi Point, then get great views at Mohave Point, and then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Yaki Point, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F and lows are around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Route 66 Auto Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Rosa online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Rosa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, Santa Rosa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

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Houston

Bayou City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally stop by Murdochs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Santa Rosa to Houston with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Santa Rosa in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Houston, with highs around 66°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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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.