11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 day
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
6
Branson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Bentonville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Phoenix

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then explore and take pictures at Petroglyph National Monument, and then get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip tool .

Phoenix to Albuquerque is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in June, with highs in Albuquerque at 93°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
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 12th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo, and finally do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Nature Spas

Side Trip

El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taos road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Taos is a bit cooler than Santa Fe - with highs of 83°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Balloon Rides

1
day
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island vacation planning website .

Getting from Taos to South Padre Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taos to South Padre Island. Expect warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Taos in June, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and finally look for gifts at Murdochs.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston road trip planning tool .

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): Head underground at Marvel Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern, and then stroll around Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Branson trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Galveston to Branson in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Galveston in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Branson, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bentonville.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Marvel Cave ©
Marvel Cave
Fishing Charters & Tours
Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern

1
night
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bentonville online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Branson to Bentonville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bella Vista, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

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night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 20th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oklahoma City Zoo, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, and then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City road trip website .

You can drive from Bentonville to Oklahoma City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden ©

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