15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  45​min
1
Frisco
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Roswell
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
3
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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day
Frisco

Frisco
Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Frisco trip maker site .

Dallas to Frisco is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 77°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off toRoswell.

Things to do in Frisco

Fun & Games Parks Nightlife

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Walker Aviation Musem, explore the galleries of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art, then see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and finally stop by Alien Zone Area 51.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Roswell road trip planning app .

Getting from Frisco to Roswell by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Frisco to Roswell due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frisco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Roswell, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walker Aviation Musem ©
Walker Aviation Musem

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, then examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac. On your second day here, cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, shop like a local with DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, and then view the masterpieces at Del Sol International Shops.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Roswell to Tucson in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Roswell in August, Tucson is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
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Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and then cruise along East Rim Drive. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, then get great views at Hopi Point, then get great views at Grandview Point, and finally get great views at Mather Point.

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Getting from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. When traveling from Tucson in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

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nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and then see a show at Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carbon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Santa Monica takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Santa Monica to be slightly colder, around 65°F, while days are colder, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, stroll through Pacific Beach, then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

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Getting from Santa Monica to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in San Diego sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Petroglyph National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Felipe de Neri Church and Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Santa Fe (El Nicho, New Mexico History Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, take an in-depth tour of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, and explore the world behind art at Albuquerque Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Santa Fe
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

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