7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santa Cruz
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
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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 see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Santa Cruz to San Diego is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Santa Cruz in September, with lows around 23°C. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to Joshua Tree National Park.

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Geology Tour Road.

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Getting from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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

Scenic Drive Outdoors

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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): explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona route planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 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

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteor Crater. On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Meteor Crater.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Winslow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Winslow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sedona in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Winslow, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Winslow

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planner.

You can drive from Winslow to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Winslow in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 18°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Santa Fe.

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.
On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe day trip website.

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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