27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  20 h
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Houston
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Copper Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
12
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
13
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Auckland

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
American Airlines Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dallas travel tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Dallas is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and tram. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Dallas is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Auckland in February, you will find days in Dallas are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

9/11 Flight Crew Memorial
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Texas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Fort Worth Water Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then take a stroll through Sundance Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth trip builder tool.

Take a bus from Dallas to Fort Worth in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Six Flags Over Texas
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Over Texas ©
Six Flags Over Texas
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District ©
Fort Worth Water Gardens ©
Fort Worth Water Gardens

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Magnolia Market Silos, examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol and then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

Drive from Fort Worth to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Worth in February, with highs in Austin at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Waco
Highlights from your plan
The Driskill ©
The Driskill
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You've now added Kemah Boardwalk to your itinerary. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, then play a few rounds at Hermann Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and finally admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Houston are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Denver on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Seawall, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 16th Street Mall as well as Rocky Top Glide. On the 12th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, see the sights in a new way with Rocky Top Glide, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then snap pictures at Denver Millennium Bridge, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Denver visit app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Houston to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Denver due to the time zone difference. In February, Denver is cooler than Houston - with highs of 8°C and lows of -7°C. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Eagle Plume Trading Post and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, explore the activities along Sprague Lake, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in February, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are a bit warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (-6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Copper Mountain.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Forest Canyon Overlook ©
Forest Canyon Overlook

1
night
Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): hit the slopes at Copper Mountain and then don't miss a visit to New Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Copper Mountain online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Copper Mountain takes 3 hours. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Copper Mountain, ranging from highs of -3°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Copper Mountain

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Junction route planner.

Drive from Copper Mountain to Grand Junction in 3 hours. Traveling from Copper Mountain in February, you will find days in Grand Junction are much hotter (10°C), and nights are a bit warmer (-4°C). On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Museum of the West ©
Museum of the West

2
nights
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Overlook, take a memorable drive along East Portal Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Grand Junction to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Pulpit Rock Overlook ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook
Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and then view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Purgatory Resort, and then stroll through The Snowbike Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Durango online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Durango in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Snowbike Experience ©
The Snowbike Experience
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

1
night
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chimney Rock National Monument as well as The Springs Resort & Spa. On the 22nd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument, fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort, and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Drive from Durango to Pagosa Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Chimney Rock National Monument ©
Chimney Rock National Monument

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Pagosa Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -13°C in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of -7°C in Colorado Springs. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Universal Studios Hollywood and The Bike Center. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in February, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 25°C and lows about 12°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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