8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Austin

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally look for gifts at Waterloo Records. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of The Driskill, get lost in a book at Harry Ransom Center, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Austin. In November, daytime highs in Austin are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Austin to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Diego due to the time zone difference. November in San Diego sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in Las Vegas at 68°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 19th (Mon), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak, and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Rocky Mountain National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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