18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, thenpick up some new knowledge with Steamboat Art Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Steamboat Art Company.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs route builder website.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Art Company ©
Steamboat Art Company

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Sally Barber Mine Trail, examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, thenget answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center, and finally fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: tour along fresh powder with Breckenridge Ski Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge day trip website.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum, stop by Two Old Crows, and then identify plant and animal life at Reservoir Hill Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Breckenridge to Pagosa Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Breckenridge in April, plan for much hotter days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Reservoir Hill Park ©
Reservoir Hill Park
San Juan Historical Museum ©
San Juan Historical Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thencontemplate the long history of Balcony House, and finally contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Park Point, hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prater Ridge Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in April: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Counts Kustoms and Pinball Hall of Fame. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around °F, while nights are much hotter with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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

3
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica State Beach and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip tool.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Heard Museum and Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum. Get outdoors at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Three Mile Wash. Go for a jaunt from Phoenix to Roosevelt to see Tonto National Monument about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and explore the galleries of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around °F and lows are around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Roosevelt, Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum ©
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum

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