16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
St. George
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Waco
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
8
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 30​min
9
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Tombstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: San Diego

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night
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 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral, take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Las Vegas. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for St. George.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown

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St. George

St. George ©
St. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a stroll through Ancestor Square.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. George tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to St. George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to St. George due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. George when traveling from Las Vegas in October, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum ©
Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum
Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum ©
Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum

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night
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 21st (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from St. George to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from St. George in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

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night
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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect Albuquerque to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 48°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico and then immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, and then learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Roswell online trip maker .

Drive from Albuquerque to Roswell in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, you will find days in Roswell are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Roswell

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, explore the world behind art at Nasher Sculpture Center, and then don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dallas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Roswell to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Roswell to Dallas is 1 hour. Traveling from Roswell in October, Dallas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 62°F. You'll set off for Waco on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sam Rayburn House, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center
Bishop Arts District ©
Bishop Arts District
Sam Rayburn House ©
Sam Rayburn House

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Texas Sports Hall of Fame and then take in the architecture and design of Baylor University.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Waco trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. October in Waco sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas Sports Hall of Fame ©
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Baylor University ©
Baylor University

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night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery and then admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip maker site .

Getting from Waco to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): engage your brain at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, contemplate the long history of A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park. On the next day, take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac and then examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tucson visit planner .

You can fly from Austin to Tucson in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Tucson due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Tucson can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) ©
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak)
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama and then see the interesting displays at Gammons Gulch. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Arizona Hops and Vines and then identify plant and animal life at The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tombstone trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tucson in October; daily highs in Tombstone reach 80°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tombstone

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Willcox, The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve, Gammons Gulch, Arizona Hops and Vines
Highlights from your plan
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Arizona Hops and Vines ©
Arizona Hops and Vines

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