26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Scottsdale
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  25​h
End: Calgary

1
night
Salt Lake City

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get lost in a book at FamilySearch Center, then stop by Harmons City Creek, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Epic Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in April, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Fun & Games Breweries Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Harmons City Creek ©
Harmons City Creek
FamilySearch Center ©
FamilySearch Center

3
nights
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.
Head to The Strip and Las Vegas North Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Overton and see Valley of Fire State Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Skip Maisel's, do a tasting at Gruet Winery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, do a tasting at Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room, and then look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Albuquerque. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect Albuquerque to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Golf Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room, Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
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Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club ©
Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
Gruet Winery ©
Gruet Winery

7
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town Scottsdale and Tonto National Monument. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Watson's Hat Shop and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Scottsdale: Arcosanti (in Mayer), Surprise Stadium (in Surprise) and Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course (in Gold Canyon). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mesa Market Place Swap Meet, admire all the interesting features of Apache Trail Scenic Drive, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Albuquerque to Scottsdale by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in April, things will get a bit warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 36°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Phoenix, Mesa, Apache Trail Scenic Drive, Tonto National Monument, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club ©
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Tonto National Monument ©
Tonto National Monument

4
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Step off the beaten path and head to State Street and Fess Parker. Head to Bart's Books and Ventura Harbor Villagefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Carhartt Vineyard (in Los Olivos) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Santa Ynez). There's more to do: stroll through Carpinteria State Beach and kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Scottsdale to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in April, with highs in Santa Barbara at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Wine Tours & Tastings, Bart's Books, Ventura Harbor Village, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
State Street ©
State Street
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard
Fess Parker ©
Fess Parker

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos State Reserve and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Take a break from Carmel with a short trip to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in Big Sur, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Carmel trip planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daytime highs in Carmel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

3
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Oxbow Public Market and Dean & DeLuca. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to V. Sattui Winery and Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, do a tasting at Hendry Ranch Wines, and get a taste of the local shopping with Vella Cheese Company.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Napa trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Carmel to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. April in Napa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, Vincent Arroyo Winery, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Balloon Rides

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