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
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San Diego
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Diego

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Diego. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): shop like a local with Tesuque Glass Works, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally view the masterpieces at Keshi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Diego to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to Santa Fe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

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Tesuque Glass Works
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Keshi ©
Keshi
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, stroll through Rim Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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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 21st (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (103°F), and nights are much hotter (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Sat), get curious at Exploratorium, then learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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