11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  2​h
1
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h
3
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a stroll through Ybor City.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampa online trip itinerary planner .

Minneapolis to Tampa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Tampa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in June: high temperatures in Tampa hover around 91°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Saint Pete Beach
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Clearwater

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Caladesi Island State Park. Get some historical perspective at Beach Walk and Church of Scientology Information Center. When in Clearwater, make a side trip to see Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in Indian Shores, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Honeymoon Island State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a leisurely stroll along Pier 60.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Clearwater trip planner .

You can drive from Tampa to Clearwater in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Clearwater are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dunedin, Parasailing & Paragliding, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Caladesi Island State Park ©
Caladesi Island State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dallas World Aquarium and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then take some stellar pictures from Reunion Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Dallas trip planning app .

Getting from Clearwater to Dallas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dallas in June since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo

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