8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Teec Nos Pos
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Houston

2
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Hollyhock House capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing tool .

Houston to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 30th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anaheim attractions planner .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 31st (Mon), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phoenix online day trip planner .

Getting from Anaheim to Phoenix by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Anaheim to Phoenix is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Phoenix to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in December; daily highs in Moab reach 38°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Parks Nature
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

1
night
Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Teec Nos Pos online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Moab to Teec Nos Pos takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moab in January: highs in Teec Nos Pos hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 13°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Fe.
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Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online travel planner .

Getting from Teec Nos Pos to Santa Fe by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Teec Nos Pos in January, with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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