11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: stroll through South Carlsbad State Beach, thenkick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip site.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in San Diego are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, thenlearn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City road trip app.

Getting from San Diego to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Salt Lake City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, thenwander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, and finally learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix journey site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in September; daily highs in Phoenix reach 99°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bandelier National Monument and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. You'll explore and learn at San Miguel Chapel and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Museum of International Folk Art, The Harrell House Bug Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and explore the ancient world of Coronado Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Albuquerque trip maker tool.

Fly from Phoenix to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Albuquerque to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Coronado Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and finally look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Albuquerque to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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