39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Maricopa
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Maricopa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Meadview
— 1 night
Drive
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Boulder City
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
Drive
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Huntington Beach
— 17 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Stuttgart

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Maricopa — 7 nights

Maricopa is a city in the Gila River Valley in the State of Arizona. Get out of town with these interesting Maricopa side-trips: Queen Creek (MD Ranch, San Tan Mountain Regional Park, &more), Gila Bend (Gila Bend Visitor's Center and Museum, 9/11 Memorial Park, &more) and Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dwarf Car Museum, walk around Jane Askew Memorial Park, get great views at New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout, and take an in-depth tour of Ajo Historical Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Maricopa road trip planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Maricopa is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stuttgart to Maricopa, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stuttgart in November, you will find days in Maricopa are much hotter (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, stroll through Airport Mesa, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sedona travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Maricopa to Sedona takes 3 hours. While traveling from Maricopa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see Off-Road Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Monument Valley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in December, with highs in Monument Valley at 5°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Page: Kanab (Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) & Nautilus Rock) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Page online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in December: high temperatures in Page hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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 5th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Page in December, with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Meadview.
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Meadview — 1 night

Meadview is an unincorporated community in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, located near Lake Mead. On the 6th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Meadview trip site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Meadview in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Meadview is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Meadview to be warmer, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder City.
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Boulder City

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder City online day trip planner.

You can drive from Meadview to Boulder City in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 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 7th (Wed): try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Caesars Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Las Vegas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, cruise along State Street Underpass, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then contemplate the long history of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then admire the natural beauty at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and finally identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara travel route site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): shop like a local with Rodeo Drive, take in the pleasant sights at Historic Lily pond, then walk around Beverly Gardens Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip app.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Santa Barbara in December, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Huntington Beach.
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Huntington Beach — 17 nights

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Explore Huntington Beach's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach), San Clemente (Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, San Clemente Coastal Trail, &more) and Laguna Beach (Virga Gallery, Heisler Park, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Huntington Dog Beach, indulge your senses at Walk Wine and Dine, pause for some photo ops at The Hide Drogher, and walk around Huntington Central Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntington Beach online road trip planner.

Drive from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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