9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Spring
Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
End: Spring

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Presented by Canon as well as Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in some culture at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Presented by Canon and then take a memorable drive along Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town and then delve into the distant past at Coronado Historic Site.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque travel route tool .

Spring to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Spring to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spring in October, things will get a bit cooler in Albuquerque: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Events

Side Trips

Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway, Coronado Historic Site
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Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

1
day
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.
You've now added Canyon de Chelly Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Canyon de Chelly Tours and then get great views at Lookout Studio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary app .

Drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. In October, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Albuquerque - with highs of 66°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Canyon de Chelly Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

1
night
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.
You've added Mandalay Bay, Fountains of Bellagio, Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), try to win big at Mandalay Bay, make a trip to The Strip, examine the collection at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. ©
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
Mandalay Bay ©
Mandalay Bay

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disney California Adventure Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim holiday planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Anaheim by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Anaheim are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town San Diego State Historic Park as well as Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): squeeze the most out of the city with Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and then kick back and relax at Coronado Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning site .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in October: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego ©

1
night
Las Cruces

Las Cruces
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces online vacation planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from San Diego to Las Cruces in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Las Cruces due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in October, plan for little chillier nights in Las Cruces, with lows around 50°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks Nature Museums

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