43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Fly:  4 h
1
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Farmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Monument Valley
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
9
Socorro
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
10
Clovis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
11
Abilene
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Waco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
13
Shreveport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
14
Vicksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
15
Birmingham
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Roswell

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo route site.

Houston to Amarillo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in March: highs in Amarillo hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum ©

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nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Albuquerque Old Town and Petroglyph National Monument. Step out of Albuquerque to go to Los Alamos and see Bandelier National Monument, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, pause for some photo ops at Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes monument, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and admire the landmark architecture of Spaceship House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque. March in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Loretto Chapel and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Santa Fe Plaza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see Canyon Trail in Cochiti Pueblo, approximately Cochiti Pueblo away. There's lots more to do: stop by Canyon Road, view the masterpieces at El Nicho, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe online trip planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in April, expect little chillier with lows of 35°F in Santa Fe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Canyon Trail
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Get some cultural insight at Millicent Rogers Museum and Kit Carson Home & Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Taos Pueblo. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza, and examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taos driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in April, with highs in Taos at 61°F and lows at 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
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Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

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Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. On the 8th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Aztec Ruins National Monument and then immerse yourself in nature at Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Farmington trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Taos to Farmington by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Taos in April, expect Farmington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Farmington

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aztec Ruins National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness ©
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

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nights
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. Visiting Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Natural Bridges National Monument will get you outdoors. Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and Bluff Fort Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Pioneer Cemetery (in Bluff) and Navajo National Monument (in Shonto). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, cruise along Moki Dugway, and look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online attractions planner.

You can drive from Farmington to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In April in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bluff, Moki Dugway, Navajo National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get a sense of the local culture at Maynard Dixon Living History Museum and Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town). Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and Zion's Main Canyon. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, hike along Canyon Overlook Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools, and cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park vacation builder app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. In April in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Utah, Maynard Dixon Living History Museum
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Chapel of the Holy Cross and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Kolb Studio and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Yavapai Point & Lookout Studio). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, look and learn at Lowell Observatory, and explore the world behind art at West of the Moon Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip site.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in April; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 61°F and lows reach 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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nights
Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Geronimo Springs Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Vertu Fine Art Gallery and Old San Miguel Mission. Step out of Socorro with an excursion to Riverbend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and don't miss a visit to Socorro Historic Plaza.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Socorro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Socorro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in April: high temperatures in Socorro hover around 75°F and lows are around 44°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Clovis.

Things to do in Socorro

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Truth or Consequences, Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Geronimo Springs Museum ©
Geronimo Springs Museum
Vertu Fine Art Gallery ©
Vertu Fine Art Gallery

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Clovis

Clovis ©
Clovis is the county seat of Curry County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 37,775 as of the 2010 census, and a 2014 estimated population of 39,860. On the 28th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Hillcrest Park Zoo, steep yourself in history at Norman Petty Studios, thenlearn more about the world around you at Blackwater Draw National Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Oasis State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Clovis road trip tool.

You can drive from Socorro to Clovis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Socorro in April since evenings lows in Clovis dip to 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Abilene.

Things to do in Clovis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Portales
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Blackwater Draw National Historic Site ©
Blackwater Draw National Historic Site
Norman Petty Studios ©
Norman Petty Studios
Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum ©
Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum

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Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll the grounds of The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, steep yourself in history at Fort Phantom Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Frontier Texas!. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): have fun and explore at The Grace Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden, thenget engrossed in the history at Taylor County History Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Abilene State Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Abilene online trip maker.

Getting from Clovis to Abilene by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Clovis to Abilene, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Clovis in April, with highs in Abilene at 78°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Abilene

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Abilene State Park, Taylor County History Center, Fort Chadbourne
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Phantom Hill ©
Fort Phantom Hill
Fort Chadbourne ©
Fort Chadbourne
Frontier Texas! ©
Frontier Texas!

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy some diversion at H5 Tactical. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo, thensnap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Branding the Brazos Sculpture.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Waco road trip planning tool.

Drive from Abilene to Waco in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shreveport.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Dr Pepper Museum ©
Dr Pepper Museum

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Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Shreveport Water Works Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Caddo Parish Confederate Monument. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shreveport Aquarium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shreveport day trip site.

Traveling by car from Waco to Shreveport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
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Louisiana State Exhibit Museum ©
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Shreveport Water Works Museum ©
Shreveport Water Works Museum

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore U.S.S. Cairo Museum and Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center. Popular historic sites such as Vicksburg National Military Park and Vicksburg National Cemetery are in your itinerary. When in Vicksburg, make a side trip to see Longwood in Natchez, approximately Natchez away. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vicksburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shreveport to Vicksburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Birmingham.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Longwood
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Longwood ©
Longwood

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Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Birmingham online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Vicksburg to Birmingham by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Shopping
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