16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Pasadena
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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El Paso
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Pasadena
— 1 night

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Pasadena

Pasadena ©

City of Roses

Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to City of Pasadena City Hall and then take a stroll through Old Pasadena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive, and then steep yourself in history at Casa Adobe De San Rafael & Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pasadena trip planner.

Pleasanton to Pasadena is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pleasanton in August, expect nights in Pasadena to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Pasadena

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Lucidi Distilling Co. and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix trip maker tool.

You can drive from Pasadena to Phoenix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Pasadena in August, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 105°F and lows about 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9

2
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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

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.
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Etherton Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson tour app.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in August, things will get a bit cooler in Tucson: highs are around 96°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
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Specialty Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
4.9

2
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El Paso

El Paso ©
On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art, and then take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Albino, then contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village, and finally test your team's savvy at Cluenundrum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our El Paso journey planning site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to El Paso in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive - Overlook
4.6
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Room Escape Game
Cluenundrum
5.0

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online journey planner.

Getting from El Paso to Santa Fe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, Santa Fe is slightly colder than El Paso - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5
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Religious Site
Loretto Chapel
4.3

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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 30th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Madonna of the Trail, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, then look for gifts at The Candy Lady, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
3.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.7

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Flagstaff

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with Arizona Raft Adventures, then explore the striking landscape of Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then stop by Olive the Best Oils and Vinegars of Flagstaff.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Flagstaff by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, things will get a bit cooler in Flagstaff: highs are around 73°F and lows about 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Pasadena.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.6
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River Rafting / Tubing
Arizona Raft Adventures
4.8

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Pasadena

Pasadena

City of Roses

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pasadena itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Flagstaff to Pasadena in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Pasadena is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, expect Pasadena to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 58°F. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

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