8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Abilene
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  3​h
4
Chantilly
— 1 night
foot + Fly:  7​h
End: Las Vegas

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Fe (Canyon Road, Loretto Chapel, & more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and look for gifts at Skip Maisel's.

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Las Vegas to Albuquerque is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Albuquerque is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 83°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Santa Fe
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
day
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. On the 16th (Mon), meet the residents at Abilene Zoo, then pause for some photo ops at Jacob's Dream Sculpture, and then examine the collection at Frontier Texas!.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Abilene driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Abilene in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Abilene is somewhat warmer than Albuquerque - with highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Abilene

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Abilene Zoo ©
Abilene Zoo
Frontier Texas! ©
Frontier Texas!
Jacob's Dream Sculpture ©
Jacob's Dream Sculpture

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tennessee Aquarium and Wayne-O-Rama. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga road trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Abilene to Chattanooga with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abilene to Chattanooga. In September, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chantilly.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Build an Ark Animal Rescue
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Wayne-O-Rama ©
Wayne-O-Rama

1
night
Chantilly

Chantilly ©
Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. On the 20th (Fri), take in the history at Manassas National Battlefield Park, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally stop by The Aldie Peddler.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chantilly trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Chattanooga to Chantilly takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chattanooga in September; daily highs in Chantilly reach 80°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chantilly

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Manassas National Battlefield Park, The Aldie Peddler, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun
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Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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