26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Calgary
Drive:  21​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Scottsdale
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Napa
— 3 nights
bus + subway + Fly:  8​h
Calgary

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Las Vegas Downtown. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

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Calgary, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Las Vegas. Traveling from Calgary in April, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

3
days
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Do your shopping at Skip Maisel's and Coronado Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument and The Candy Lady. When in Albuquerque, make a side trip to see Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club in Sandia Park, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Blue Portal, sample the tasty concoctions at La Cumbre Brewing Company, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albuquerque road trip app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Albuquerque is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 25°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Golf

Side Trips

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
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Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club ©
Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
Gruet Winery ©
Gruet Winery
Spas & Wellness

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Santa Fe Honey Salon & Farm Shop, relax and rejuvenate at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, then indulge your taste buds at Kakawa Chocolate House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, then do a tasting at Black Mesa Winery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Black Mesa Winery
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Black Mesa Winery ©
Black Mesa Winery
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

8
days
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town Scottsdale and Taliesin West. Shop till you drop at Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop and Watson's Hat Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsdale: We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (in Fort McDowell), Arcosanti (in Mayer) and Tonto National Monument (in Roosevelt). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Desert Botanical Garden, cruise along Apache Trail Scenic Drive, and tee off at Troon North Golf Club.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Santa Fe to Scottsdale by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, you will find days in Scottsdale are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

Chandler, Phoenix, Watson's Hat Shop, Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, Apache Trail Scenic Drive
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We-Ko-Pa Golf Club ©
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Tonto National Monument ©
Tonto National Monument
Arcosanti ©
Arcosanti

4
days
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like State Street and Wine Tours & Tastings. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chocolate Maya and Ventura Harbor Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Los Olivos (Fess Parker & Carhartt Vineyard). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carpinteria State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern, and admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online tour planner .

Getting from Scottsdale to Santa Barbara by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in April, with highs in Santa Barbara at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Wine Tours & Tastings, Ventura Harbor Village, Carpinteria State Beach
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard
Fess Parker ©
Fess Parker

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Carmel trip planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daytime highs in Carmel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Big Sur
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point

2
days
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Vincent Arroyo Winery, learn about winemaking at Rombauer Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Vella Cheese Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): do a tasting at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Napa trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Carmel to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. April in Napa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

#Wineries, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vincent Arroyo Winery, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Vella Cheese Company, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, Rombauer Vineyards
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Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery
Balloon Rides
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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