8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Luis Obispo
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gallup
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Kingman

Kingman
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kingman online travel planner .

San Luis Obispo to Kingman is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Luis Obispo to Kingman due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Luis Obispo in August; daily highs in Kingman reach 95°F and lows reach 68°F. You will leave for Gallup on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Kingman

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Devil's Playground and then hike along Blue Mesa. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to DoBell Ranch, then delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, and then get a new perspective on nature at Rainbow Forest Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kingman to Petrified Forest National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kingman in August; daily highs in Petrified Forest National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off toGallup.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

DoBell Ranch
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Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Rainbow Forest Museum ©
Rainbow Forest Museum
DoBell Ranch ©
DoBell Ranch

1
night
Gallup

Gallup ©
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Richardsons Trading Company and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bill Malone Trading Company.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gallup online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Gallup takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Gallup

Shopping
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Richardsons Trading Company ©
Richardsons Trading Company
Bill Malone Trading Company ©
Bill Malone Trading Company

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Albuquerque Biological Park, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque online travel route planner .

You can drive from Gallup to Albuquerque in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gallup in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 64°F. On the 10th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Santa Fe
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Balloon Rides
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
River Rafting & Tubing

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