8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cheyenne
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: San Diego

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Musical Instrument Museum and Heard Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goldfield Ghost Town and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix online trip planner .

San Diego to Phoenix is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Goldfield Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

1
night
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 10th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in November, things will get little chillier in Albuquerque: highs are around 59°F and lows about 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetary, then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planner .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Denver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in November, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Fort Logan National Cemetary ©
Fort Logan National Cemetary

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 12th (Tue), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, then get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and finally examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then don't miss a visit to Cheyenne Big Boots, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cheyenne trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, expect nights in Cheyenne to be about the same, around 25°F, while days are little chillier, around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 14th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Cheyenne in November, with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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