9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Tulsa
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 7th (Fri), get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque day trip planning site .

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Albuquerque hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Balloon Rides

1
night
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 10th (Mon): take in a show at Hopi House, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park road trip site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosca Pass Trail and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): cruise along Skyline Drive, see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Canon City vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Canon City. In June, Canon City is a bit warmer than Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - with highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

1
day
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gilcrease Museum, explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tulsa trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Canon City to Tulsa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canon City to Tulsa due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tulsa when traveling from Canon City in June, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum
Holy Family Cathedral ©
Holy Family Cathedral

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