15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Truckee
— Few hours
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights

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Truckee

Truckee
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Truckee tour itinerary planner.

Dallas to Truckee is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Truckee reach 72°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Downtown Truckee
Historic Downtown Truckee

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as San Francisco Bay and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a stroll along the water at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in San Francisco, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 24th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, then explore the world behind art at The Broad, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 85°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Hollywood Bowl Museum ©
Hollywood Bowl Museum

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

3
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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 1st (Thu), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Albuquerque Biological Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 83°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Balloon Rides

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome, then Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and finally Head underground at Big Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Rattlesnake Springs and then explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Albuquerque to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

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