10 days in Albany, San Diego & Denver Itinerary

10 days in Albany, San Diego & Denver Itinerary

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Albany
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San Diego
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Denver
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Albany

— 3 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Rockwell Museum and MASS MoCA. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake George and The Clark Art Institute. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Lake George (Parasailing & Paragliding & Adirondack Winery), Saratoga Spa State Park (in Saratoga Springs) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Lake Luzerne). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, and see the interesting displays at North Adams Museum of History & Science.

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New York City to Albany is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Albany. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mission Beach Boardwalk. USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and head off the coast to Coronado Island.

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Getting from Albany to San Diego by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Albany to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albany in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Denver Union Station and Trinity United Methodist Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 58°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips