8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
End: Albuquerque

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Martin Auto Museum, learn about all things military at Arizona Military Museum, then look for gifts at Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Phoenix Convention Center & Venues, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then browse for treasures at Antique Trove, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Superstition Ranch Market.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner .

Albuquerque to Phoenix is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Albuquerque - with highs of 107°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, Superstition Ranch Market, Antique Trove
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Martin Auto Museum ©
Martin Auto Museum
Arizona Military Museum ©
Arizona Military Museum

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 3rd (Mon), ponder the world of politics at City Hall, look for gifts at The Last Bookstore, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then shop like a local with Annenberg Space for Photography, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Civic Center, see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Broad, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally browse the different shops at Anaheim GardenWalk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Phoenix, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim GardenWalk, Ocean Avenue, Revolver Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Annenberg Space for Photography ©
Annenberg Space for Photography
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Japanese American National Museum ©
Japanese American National Museum

1
day
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 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, stop by Tattered Cover Bookstore, view the masterpieces at American Museum of Western Art, then take a stroll through LoDo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and finally browse for treasures at Brass Armadillo Antique Mall.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
American Museum of Western Art ©
American Museum of Western Art

3
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 (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally admire the architecture and history at Laguna Pueblo Mission. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Rainbow Man, then make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally look for gifts at Wide Sky Ranch.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Fly from Denver to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In June, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 93°F and lows of 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Laguna Pueblo Mission, Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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