15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
2
Lubbock
— 1 night
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then browse for treasures at Vintage 205.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner .

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, tram, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Austin is minus 6 hours. When traveling from London in October, plan for much warmer days in Austin, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Schulenburg, Copper Shade Tree Gallery, St Martins Catholic Church, Vintage 205
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
St. Mary's Church High Hill ©
St. Mary's Church High Hill
Copper Shade Tree Gallery ©
Copper Shade Tree Gallery

1
night
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center, then browse for treasures at Antique Mall of Lubbock, then learn about winemaking at LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INC., and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lubbock trip builder site .

Fly from Austin to Lubbock in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Lubbock hover around 30°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Lubbock

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INC. ©
LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INC.

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.
On the 10th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Spaceship House, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Telephone Museum of New Mexico, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and finally stop by The Candy Lady.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque online trip maker .

Getting from Lubbock to Albuquerque by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lubbock to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lubbock in October, you will find days in Albuquerque are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sat), stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Show Mall, then browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, then browse the different shops at Downtown Container Park, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then browse the different shops at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip tool .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Fashion Show Mall ©
Fashion Show Mall
Forum Shops at Caesars Palace ©
Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

2
nights
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 14th (Mon), trek along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

3
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bluff Fort Historic Site and Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Navajo National Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Monument Valley: Bluff (Pioneer Cemetery & 16 Room Cliff House) and Navajo Cultural Center (in Kayenta). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design, and don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°C in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Bluff, Navajo Cultural Center, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Forrest Gump Point, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Photography Tours

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 19th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then look for gifts at American Classics Marketplace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
American Classics Marketplace ©
American Classics Marketplace
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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