20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  29 h
1
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Moab
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Adelaide

4
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.
Get outdoors at Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures and Tingley Beach. Let the collections at Tinkertown Museum and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum in Pueblo of Acoma (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, stop by Coronado Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Petroglyph National Monument.

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

Adelaide, Australia to Albuquerque is an approximately 22- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Albuquerque. Traveling from Adelaide in May, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures, Tinkertown Museum
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Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures ©
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Santa Fe. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ©

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Honeyville.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Durango tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in May, with highs in Durango at 23°C and lows at 1°C. You will leave for Page on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Durango

Shopping
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Honeyville ©
Honeyville

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Page day trip site.

Fly from Durango to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Durango in May; daily highs in Page reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll set off for Kanab on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at The Rock Stop and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kanab trip builder.

You can drive from Page to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Page in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kanab, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Rock Stop
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour website.

Drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kanab in May, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Moab road trip tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Moab at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Island in the Sky
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Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Moab to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, Denver is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: make a trip to Jackson Square and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Denver to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Denver in May since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 24°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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