12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Boerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Phoenix day trip tool .

Houston to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Phoenix, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Houston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Room Escape Games
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then enjoy some diversion at Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque day trip app .

Fly from Phoenix to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Albuquerque to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally look for gifts at The Shop - A Christmas Store.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Fe journey planning site .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in April, with lows around 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Boerne.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
Boerne

Boerne ©
Boerne is a city in and the county seat of Kendall County, Texas, United States, within the Texas Hill Country. On the 6th (Sat), engage your brain at Science Mill, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Louise Hays Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boerne holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Santa Fe to Boerne with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in April, with highs in Boerne at 76°F and lows at 54°F. You'll set off for San Antonio on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Boerne

Childrens Museums Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Louise Hays Park, Science Mill, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Science Mill ©
Science Mill
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Louise Hays Park ©
Louise Hays Park

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 7th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of King William Historic District, then contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally make a trip to Main Plaza.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio itinerary site .

Getting from Boerne to San Antonio by car takes about an hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boerne in April: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 82°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 9th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then trek along Doe Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kachina House and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff road trip tool .

Getting from San Antonio to Flagstaff by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect Flagstaff to be much colder, temps between 61°F and 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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