16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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San Rafael
— 3 nights
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Palm Springs
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Palm Springs
— 5 nights
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 6 nights
Fly to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Drive to Gardner
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Gardner
— 1 night
Drive to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Fly to San Francisco

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San Rafael — 3 nights

Intended as a place of healing, San Rafael has its origins as a mission for the native people who resided in villages nearby.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Rafael: Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks, Mission San Francisco Solano, &more) and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (in Vallejo). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, identify plant and animal life at Martin Griffin Preserve, and examine the collection at Marin Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Rafael road trip planning app.

San Francisco to San Rafael is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Rafael, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 5 nights

Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and Palm Springs Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Springs side-trips: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert) and Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from San Rafael to Palm Springs with the Route module. In November, Palm Springs is a bit warmer than San Rafael - with highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 6 nights

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 Balloon Rides and Albuquerque Old Town. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Santa Fe (The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Canyon Road, &more). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque journey tool.

You can fly from Palm Springs to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Albuquerque is 1 hour. Traveling from Palm Springs in November, expect nights in Albuquerque to be little chillier, around 36°F, while days are cooler, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gardner.
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Gardner — 1 night

Gardner is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Mission: Wolf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gardner online route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Albuquerque to Gardner. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in December, with highs in Gardner at 31°F and lows at 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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