16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Bus:  30​min
1
Mesa
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Tulsa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Albuquerque
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
day
Mesa

Mesa
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa trip itinerary maker .

Phoenix to Mesa is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Mesa can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Mesa

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
nights
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Family-friendly places like Safari Zoological Park and Tulsa Zoo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Tulsa side-trips: McJerry 66 Gallerie (in Chandler), Gary's Garage Museum (in Caney) and Oklahoma City (Museum of Osteology, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, and deepen your understanding at Oklahoma State University.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulsa trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Mesa to Tulsa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mesa to Tulsa is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mesa in September; daily highs in Tulsa reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oklahoma City, Caney, Oklahoma State University, McJerry 66 Gallerie
Highlights from your plan
Safari Zoological Park ©
Safari Zoological Park
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

5
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Attractions like Silver Dollar City and Escape Code make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & Museum of Native American History), Blanchard Springs Caverns (in Fifty Six) and Thorncrown Chapel (in Eureka Springs). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, get your game on at The Axe Game, and take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Branson sightseeing planner .

Drive from Tulsa to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Tulsa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Branson, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bentonville, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Thorncrown Chapel, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Escape Code ©
Escape Code

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and ABQ BioPark Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos), Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail) and Santa Fe (Canyon Road, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque vacation maker .

You can fly from Branson to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Cochiti Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo

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