15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
bus:  1​h
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Tombstone
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Albuquerque

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Shop - A Christmas Store, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary planning site .

Albuquerque to Santa Fe is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 23rd (Sat), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Union Station, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Santa Fe to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Nightlife Childrens Museums
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Holy Ghost Catholic Church ©
Holy Ghost Catholic Church
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Victoria Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Go for a jaunt from Anaheim to San Clemente to see San Clemente Pier about 46 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 26th (Tue) at Disneyland Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Arabia District, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Phantom Ales, and stop by The Lego Store.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Denver to Anaheim takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Anaheim to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

San Diego, San Clemente Pier, Victoria Beach
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

3
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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Anaheim in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Tanner Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, identify plant and animal life at San Pedro House, then take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, and finally do a tasting at Silver Strike Winery.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tombstone online route planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Tombstone takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Tombstone: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

San Pedro House
Highlights from your plan
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
San Pedro House ©
San Pedro House
Silver Strike Winery ©
Silver Strike Winery

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