44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Bernardino
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 7 nights
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Kanab
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Chama
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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Las Cruces
— 2 nights
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Tombstone
— 4 nights
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Yuma
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

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.
To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary builder app.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In September, Los Angeles is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. You'll set off for San Bernardino on the 8th (Fri).
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San Bernardino — 1 night

San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the "Inland Empire"). On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Original McDonald's Site and Museum and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Bernardino trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Bernardino in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Bernardino, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 9th (Sat).
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Las Vegas — 7 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, Hoover Dam, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip tool.

You can drive from San Bernardino to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Bernardino in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Las Vegas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanab.
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Kanab — 1 night

Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Denny's Wigwam, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Kanab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Las Vegas to Kanab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Kanab, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip website.

Drive from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Kanab - with highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 2 nights

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Chama.
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Chama — 3 nights

Chama is a village in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Chama side-trips: Abiquiu (Abiquiu Lake, Plaza Blanca, &more). It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Mountainview Mall and explore the activities along Heron Lake State Park.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chama planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Chama takes 5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect Chama to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos), Santa Fe (Mama's Minerals, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, &more) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, appreciate the history behind Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes monument, and make a trip to Madonna of the Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planner.

Drive from Chama to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chama in September: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Cruces.
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Las Cruces — 2 nights

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Nature & Science, appreciate the history behind Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Soledad Canyon Day Use Area, then walk around Dripping Springs Natural Area, then deepen your understanding at New Mexico State University, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Las Cruces.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Cruces online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Albuquerque to Las Cruces in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Las Cruces sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tombstone.
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Tombstone — 4 nights

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.
Explore Tombstone's surroundings by going to Cochise Stronghold (in Pearce) and Double R Ranch (in Benson). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at White Raven Trading Co., get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, go deep underground at Queen Mine Tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tombstone tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Las Cruces to Tombstone by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October in Tombstone, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Yuma.
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Yuma — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Yuma: Salvation Mountain (in Calipatria), Hi Jolly's Tomb (in Quartzsite) and Dateland Travel Center & Date Gardens (in Dateland).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yuma road trip planner.

You can drive from Tombstone to Yuma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tombstone in October: high temperatures in Yuma hover around 39°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Carlsbad Food Tours (in Carlsbad) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through Cabrillo Tide Pools, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, and contemplate the long history of Cabrillo National Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yuma to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yuma to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yuma in October, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. See some other sides of Los Angeles: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and walk around Beverly Gardens Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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