42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Drive:  6 h 30 min
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Farmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Bisbee
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Ruidoso
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
8
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Overton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
13
Midway
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
14
Rawlins
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h 30 min
15
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
16
Hualapai Reservation
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
17
Silverton
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Rapid City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip builder site.

Rapid City to Denver is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), cruise along Enchanted Circle Drive and then don't miss a visit to Taos Pueblo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, then explore and take pictures at The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe, then cruise along High Road to Taos, and finally examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Taos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In January, Taos is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 39°F and lows of 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Taos Art Museum ©
Taos Art Museum

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Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness as well as Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Farmington: Durango (Earthen Vessel Gallery & Historic Downtown Durango).

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Farmington visit planning app.

You can drive from Taos to Farmington in 4 hours. Traveling from Taos in January, Farmington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bisbee.

Things to do in Farmington

Tours Parks Nature

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Durango
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Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

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Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. On the 14th (Thu), go deep underground at Queen Mine Tour, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then make a trip to Bird Cage Theatre, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Belleza Fine Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, have some family-friendly fun at Old Tombstone Western Theme Park, then take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bisbee trip tool.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Bisbee takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, Bisbee is somewhat warmer than Farmington - with highs of 63°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tombstone
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O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park ©

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balloon Rides, Saguaro National Park and Old Tucson. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, don't miss a visit to Vista Sun Wheel, shop like a local with Etherton Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson road trip planning website.

Getting from Bisbee to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Bisbee in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tucson, with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums
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Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Balloon Rides

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Ruidoso

Ruidoso ©
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. White Sands National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, then do a tasting at McGinn's PistachioLand, then do a tasting at Heart of the Desert, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Apache Mission Church. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Old West Studio.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ruidoso road trip website.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Tucson to Ruidoso in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tucson in January, with highs in Ruidoso at 46°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alamogordo, St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
St. Joseph Apache Mission Church ©
St. Joseph Apache Mission Church

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Taos

Taos ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Taos Clay Studio, then hit the slopes at Taos Ski Valley Resort, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza, and then don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taos trip planner.

You can drive from Ruidoso to Taos in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ruidoso in January, with highs in Taos at 39°F and lows at 10°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Taos Ski Valley Resort
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Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©

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Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You've now added Skywalk at Eagle Point to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Skywalk at Eagle Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sedona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Taos to Sedona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taos in January: highs in Sedona hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skywalk at Eagle Point
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Step out of Williams with an excursion to Return to the 50s in Seligman--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Sycamore Canyon, take an in-depth tour of Williams Depot, and get to know the resident critters at Grand Canyon Deer Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Williams day trip website.

Getting from Sedona to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sedona in January; daily highs in Williams reach 45°F and lows reach 20°F. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Return to the 50s
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon Deer Farm ©
Grand Canyon Deer Farm
Return to the 50s ©
Return to the 50s
Williams Depot ©
Williams Depot

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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.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The Narrows, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park online tour planner.

Drive from Williams to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Williams in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Overton.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Observation Point
Observation Point
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Overton

Overton ©
Overton is an Unincorporated Town located in Clark County, Nevada. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valley of Fire State Park. On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Mouse's Tank, then admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lost City Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Overton attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Overton takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in January, with highs in Overton at 59°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Overton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Elephant Rock
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Mouse's Tank ©
Mouse's Tank
Lost City Museum ©
Lost City Museum

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Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Page is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Page trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Overton to Page in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Overton to Page. Traveling from Overton in February, things will get slightly colder in Page: highs are around 55°F and lows about 35°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Midway.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Midway

Midway ©
Midway is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. On the 6th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Homestead Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Solitude Mountain Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Midway trip itinerary site.

Drive from Page to Midway in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In February, Midway is little chillier than Page - with highs of 42°F and lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rawlins.

Things to do in Midway

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Solitude Mountain Resort
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Solitude Mountain Resort ©
Solitude Mountain Resort
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese ©
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
Homestead Crater Mineral Dome ©
Homestead Crater Mineral Dome

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Rawlins

Rawlins ©
Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. On the 8th (Mon), stroll around Tully Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rawlins route planner.

Traveling by car from Midway to Rawlins takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Midway in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rawlins: temperatures range from 36°F by day to 17°F at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rawlins

Parks
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Tully Park ©
Tully Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bright Angel Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Rawlins to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rawlins in February, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 18°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 49°F. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

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Hualapai Reservation

Hualapai Reservation ©
On the 12th (Fri), get a taste of life in the country at Joshua Tree Ostrich Ranch and Guest House and then take in panoramic vistas at Grand Canyon Skywalk. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hackberry General Store and then identify plant and animal life at Keepers of the Wild Nature Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualapai Reservation road trip tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Hualapai Reservation by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, expect Hualapai Reservation to be a bit warmer, temps between 64°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hualapai Reservation

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Joshua Tree Ostrich Ranch and Guest House, Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Grand Canyon Skywalk ©
Grand Canyon Skywalk

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Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Million Dollar Highway to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Million Dollar Highway. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Idarado Mine, then take a memorable drive along San Juan Skyway, then browse for treasures at Silverton Historic Downtown, and finally cruise along Alpine Loop.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Silverton trip planner.

You can drive from Hualapai Reservation to Silverton in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hualapai Reservation in February, you will find days in Silverton are cooler (37°F), and nights are little chillier (20°F). You will leave for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

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Colorado
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Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
San Juan Skyway ©
San Juan Skyway
Idarado Mine ©
Idarado Mine