12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h
1
San Jose
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Frisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Buellton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: San Jose

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hours
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sikh Gurdwara and then contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Jose trip planner.

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Sikh Gurdwara

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company. On your second day here, head outdoors with Bach's Greenhouse and Cactus Nursery, then take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, then look for gifts at Green Valley Pecan Company, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson holiday tool .

Fly from San Jose to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from San Jose, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Green Valley Pecan Company
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

2
nights
Frisco

Frisco ©
Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Texas Sculpture Garden, then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Dallas, then get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Grapevine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, see the interesting displays at A. W. Perry Homestead, then get a taste of life in the country at Southfork Ranch, and finally make a trip to Historic Downtown McKinney.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Frisco online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Tucson to Frisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Frisco. While traveling from Tucson, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Frisco, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Frisco

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grapevine, A. W. Perry Homestead, Southfork Ranch, Historic Downtown McKinney
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Historic Downtown McKinney ©
Historic Downtown McKinney
Southfork Ranch ©
Southfork Ranch

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 13th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and finally take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Pino Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedra Lisa Trail, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Frisco to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Frisco to Albuquerque. In November, Albuquerque is slightly colder than Frisco - with highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Tijeras
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Anaheim is known for theme parks, fun & games, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, try out the rides at Downtown Disney, find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, and catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Anaheim in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Anaheim. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in November: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 77°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buellton.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
nights
Buellton

Buellton ©
Buellton is a small city in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards, then stop by Ostrich Land, then do a tasting at Rusack Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at PENCE. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co..

Plan trip to Buellton with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Buellton takes 3 hours. Traveling from Anaheim in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Buellton, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buellton

Wineries Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Solvang, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards ©
Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards
Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. ©
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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