17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
5
Durango
— 1 night
6
Breckenridge
— 1 night
7
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum and then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and then take in breathtaking views at Three Mile Wash.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip planning website.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Phoenix reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Three Mile Wash
Highlights from your plan
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Getty Center. Let the collections at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art capture your imagination. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pinball Hall of Fame and Willow Beach. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, thendelve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Park Point, thentrek along Spruce Canyon Trail, and then stroll through Prater Ridge Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Mesa Verde National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are cooler (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, thentake an in-depth tour of Animas Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at The Colorado Trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durango online route builder.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Animas Museum ©
Animas Museum
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 10th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Sally Barber Mine Trail, thenhit the slopes at Blue River Sports, and then hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort. On your second day here, stroll through Breckenridge Ski Resort.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Durango to Breckenridge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Durango, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sally Barber Mine Trail, Vail Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Sally Barber Mine Trail ©
Sally Barber Mine Trail

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wyman Living History Museum and Holy Name Catholic Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Steamboat Ski Resort and Fish Creek Falls. Take a break from Steamboat Springs with a short trip to Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and fly down the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in April, expect Steamboat Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Craig
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado

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