7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santa Cruz
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Winslow
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
5
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h
End: Los Angeles

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San Diego

San Diego
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder site.

Santa Cruz to San Diego is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. You will leave for Joshua Tree National Park on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Geology Tour Road. On the 10th (Thu), cruise along Geology Tour Road.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 23°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sedona.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) as well as Cathedral Rock. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September; daily highs in Sedona reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Winslow.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Meteor Crater to your itinerary. On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Meteor Crater.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Winslow trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Sedona to Winslow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sedona in September, Winslow is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Museums Nature
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Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater

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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.
For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque vacation tool.

Getting from Winslow to Albuquerque by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Winslow in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 18°C. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe vacation planner.

Getting from Flagstaff to Santa Fe by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in September; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. You will leave for Cochiti Pueblo on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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