17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Amarillo
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Lubbock
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Roswell
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Alamogordo
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Las Cruces
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Socorro
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Lake Havasu City
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Azusa
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Garden Grove
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Bakersfield
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Monterey
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San Mateo
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Berkeley
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Redding
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Portland
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo itinerary builder app.

Tucson to Amarillo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tucson in April, expect Amarillo to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 41°F. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Lubbock.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Nature

Lubbock

— 1 night
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): play a few rounds at The Rawls Course, get to know the fascinating history of The Depot District, and then do a tasting at McPherson Cellars Winery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lubbock trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Amarillo to Lubbock in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lubbock are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Roswell.

Things to do in Lubbock

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Roswell

— 1 night
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 2nd (Sun): take a memorable drive along Singing Road and then try out the rides at Roswell Space Center.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Roswell trip planner.

Drive from Lubbock to Roswell in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Roswell

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Alamogordo

— 1 night
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Alamogordo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Roswell to Alamogordo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums

Las Cruces

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Las Cruces Railroad Museum, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Las Cruces, and then look for gifts at Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Cruces attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Las Cruces takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Museums · Shopping

Socorro

— 1 night
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Socorro Historic Plaza and then view the masterpieces at Vertu Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Socorro trip app.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Socorro takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Socorro

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Lake Havasu City

— 1 night
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Havasu City trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Socorro to Lake Havasu City. The time zone difference when traveling from Socorro to Lake Havasu City is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Socorro in May, with highs in Lake Havasu City at 94°F and lows at 69°F. You'll set off for Azusa on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Azusa

— 1 night
Azusa is a city in the San Gabriel Valley, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, California, United States.The A on the San Gabriel Mountains represents the city of Azusa, and can be seen within a 30-mile radius. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Innovation Brew Works.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Azusa tour itinerary site.

Getting from Lake Havasu City to Azusa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lake Havasu City in May, expect Azusa to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Garden Grove.

Things to do in Azusa

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Garden Grove

— 2 nights
Garden Grove is a city in northern Orange County, California, United States, located south of the city of Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St.John Vianney Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Hilbert Museum of California Art, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Castaways Park, stroll through Treasure Island Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Garden Grove online tour planner.

You can drive from Azusa to Garden Grove in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Garden Grove can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Garden Grove

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Bakersfield

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and then play a few rounds at The Links at Riverlakes Ranch.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bakersfield trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Garden Grove to Bakersfield takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Garden Grove in May, you will find days in Bakersfield are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 10th (Mon), take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and then stroll through Scenic Road Walkway. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Monterey Museum of Art, and finally do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars.

Plan trip to Monterey with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Monterey takes 4 hours. When traveling from Bakersfield in May, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to San Mateo.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

San Mateo

San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, located in the high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Peninsula and then stroll through Seal Point Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Mateo day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Mateo takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Berkeley.

Things to do in San Mateo

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Trails · Scenic Drive
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Berkeley

— 1 night
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Monterey Market, then get to know the fascinating history of Preservation Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Chimes Oakland.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Berkeley online itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Mateo to Berkeley in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Redding.

Things to do in Berkeley

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Redding

— 1 night
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Redding trip planning site.

Fly from Berkeley to Redding in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Berkeley in May, expect nights in Redding to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redding

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Oregon Territory and then stroll the grounds of Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at Uncorked Northwest Wine Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center, see the interesting displays at Freakybuttrue Peculiarium, then examine the collection at Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, and finally head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Redding to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Portland is a bit cooler than Redding - with highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pasco.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pasco

Pasco is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Washington, United States.Pasco is one of three cities that make up the Tri-Cities region of the state of Washington. For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pasco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Pasco in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in May: highs in Pasco hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 47°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Pasco

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Nature

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.