20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  29​h
1
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Moab
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Adelaide

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Petroglyph National Monument and Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at ABQ BioPark Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, look for gifts at Coronado Center, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online tour planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Albuquerque is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tinkertown Museum, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures ©
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, cruise along The Plaza, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe day trip planning tool .

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Santa Fe. You will leave for Durango on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Downtown Durango, Cliff Palace and Soaring Tree Top Adventures. On the 18th (Fri), get interesting insight from Soaring Tree Top Adventures and then look for gifts at Honeyville.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Durango is a bit cooler than Santa Fe - with highs of 68°F and lows of 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Page.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Cliff Palace
Highlights from your plan
Soaring Tree Top Adventures ©
Soaring Tree Top Adventures
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Honeyville ©
Honeyville

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 19th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon and then get great views at Horseshoe Bend.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Page road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Durango to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, Page is somewhat warmer than Durango - with highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F. You will leave for Kanab on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for gifts at The Rock Stop and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanab trip planner .

You can drive from Page to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanab when traveling from Page in May, with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Kanab - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Island in the Sky.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab travel route tool .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Island in the Sky
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): shop like a local with 16th Street Mall and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Moab to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, Denver is a bit cooler than Moab - with highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and Jackson Square. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's more to do: take a stroll through Royal Street and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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