23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Scottsdale
— 1 night
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Roswell
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Willcox
— 1 night
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Tombstone
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Discover out-of-the-way places like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get curious at California Science Center.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online holiday maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 2 nights

Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, trek along Palm Springs Museum Trail, take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tennis Club District, and finally examine the collection at Ruddy's General Store Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 6th (Thu), trek along Fay Canyon Trail, hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, get engrossed in the history at Sedona Heritage Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Horse Trail, then stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup, and finally stroll through Bear Mountain Trail. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hillside Letter C, admire the majestic nature at Douglas Mansion, then get engrossed in the history at Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sedona holiday planner.

You can fly from Palm Springs to Sedona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in October: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 1 night

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale visit planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Roswell.
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Roswell — 1 night

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, stop by Rustic Essentials Soap Company, laugh and play at Roswell Space Center, take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, then browse the exhibits of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico - BY APPOINTMENT 24 HOURS AHEAD, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Roswell route planner.

Traveling by flight from Scottsdale to Roswell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in October, expect Roswell to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 4 nights

Duke City

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Albuquerque Museum. Get some cultural insight at Unser Racing Museum and American International Rattlesnake Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Keshi, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, pause for some photo ops at Coronado Historic Site, and immerse yourself in nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Roswell in October, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Willcox.
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Willcox — 1 night

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hike along Heart of Rocks, then see the interesting displays at Chiricahua Regional Museum, then examine the collection at Amerind Museum, and finally hike along Cochise Stronghold.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Willcox trip planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Willcox by car takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in October: high temperatures in Willcox hover around 34°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tombstone.
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Tombstone — 1 night

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at White Raven Trading Co..

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tombstone trip website.

You can drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tombstone are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Point Loma. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Oceanside) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, work some fitness into your day at Mission Beach Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip maker.

Getting from Tombstone to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tombstone to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tombstone in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, examine the collection at Planes of Fame Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and finally catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online vacation planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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