13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Albuquerque

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Bandelier National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Canyon Road and Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Santa Fe Plaza, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, & more). There's more to do: examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque tour itinerary maker tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Albuquerque. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Albuquerque to Sedona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July in Sedona, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Monterey takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Monterey is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sedona in July, plan for much colder days in Monterey, with highs around 69°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Sentinel Dome and Vernal Fall. Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls and then examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then walk around Kerry Park, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online day trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, LeMay - America's Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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