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 30 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:  5 h
7
Moab
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 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.
Head to Tinkertown Museum and Coronado Centerfor some retail therapy. New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Albuquerque with a short trip to Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum in Pueblo of Acoma, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tingley Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip app.

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. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -16.5 hour difference. When traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures, Tinkertown Museum, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u 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 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in May, with lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Durango on the 18th (Fri).

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Downtown Durango, Cliff Palace and Soaring Tree Top Adventures. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Soaring Tree Top Adventures and then stop by Honeyville.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durango online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in May, with highs in Durango at 68°F and lows at 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Page.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Cliff Palace
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Soaring Tree Top Adventures ©
Soaring Tree Top Adventures
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
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 19th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Page itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Durango to Page in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In May, Page is a bit warmer than Durango - with highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F. You will leave for Kanab on the 20th (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. Start off your visit on the 20th (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, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip planner.

Drive from Page to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Page in May, Kanab is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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 21st (Mon), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Kanab - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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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 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab day trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough 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.
On the 24th (Thu), take a stroll through 16th Street Mall and then get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Denver online route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Moab to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, Denver is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. Popular historic sites such as Royal Street and French Quarter are in your itinerary. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral and meet the residents at Audubon Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans itinerary planner.

Fly from Denver to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in May, plan for much hotter nights in New Orleans, with lows around 70°F. On the 28th (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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