14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
Drive:  11​h
1
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
car:  7​h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
8
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Lubbock

1
night
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.
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff online day trip planner .

Lubbock to Flagstaff is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lubbock to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lubbock in October; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 65°F and lows reach 33°F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica Pier as well as Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles. When traveling from Flagstaff in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 62°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Carmel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get little chillier in Carmel: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip website .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 28°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, stroll through General Grant Tree Trail, and then don't miss a visit to The Senate. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planning site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

The Senate
Highlights from your plan
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey builder .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Las Vegas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art ©
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque day trip site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Albuquerque, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in October, with highs in Albuquerque at 73°F and lows at 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
The Candy Lady ©
The Candy Lady

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