9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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South Padre Island
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Tucson
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
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South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island road trip site.

Mobile to South Padre Island is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mobile in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 76°F. You will leave for Tucson on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson online route maker.

Getting from South Padre Island to Tucson by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from South Padre Island to Tucson is minus 1 hour. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tucson, with lows of 60°F. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 11th (Sun), hike along Fay Canyon Trail, stroll through Bear Mountain Trail, then stroll around Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, examine the collection at Arizona Copper Art Museum, then learn about winemaking at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, and finally learn about winemaking at Pillsbury Wine Company North.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, Sedona is little chillier than Tucson - with highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, then explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Sedona in October, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, then wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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Albuquerque

Duke City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): do a tasting at Gruet Winery, then learn about winemaking at Casa Rondena Winery, then admire the majestic nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, and finally look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online route maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect Albuquerque to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Santa Fe

City Different

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then explore the world behind art at San Miguel Chapel, then go for a walk through Keshi, and finally do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip builder app.

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Santa Fe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Nevada travel guide

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Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

New Mexico travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.