10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Carlsbad
— 1 night
2
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
3
Dallas
— 2 nights
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
5
Raleigh
— 1 night

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll around Hill Top Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens. On the next day, find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad road trip planner.

San Diego to Carlsbad is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Carlsbad are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dana Point, Oceanside Pier, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Balloon Rides and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail) and Santa Fe (Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road, &more). There's more to do: take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town and browse the exhibits of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

Plan my day in Albuquerque using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Carlsbad to Albuquerque in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad to Albuquerque. When traveling from Carlsbad in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Balloon Rides

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dallas road trip app.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in August: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 96°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 30th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville and then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Nashville to be a bit cooler, temps between 89°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, then stroll around Pullen Park, and finally hike along Neuse River Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Raleigh sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Raleigh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Raleigh are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail

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