12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Venice Beach and Boardwalk as well as Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation maker website.

Raleigh to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Raleigh to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio and then wander the streets of The Strip.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get great views at Lipan Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Nightlife

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, then examine the collection at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, then explore the world behind art at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, and finally learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In August, Phoenix is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 105°F and lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

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 10th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe online day trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in August, things will get colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 84°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy, examine the collection at Bill's Backyard Classics, then steep yourself in history at Harrington House, and finally wander the streets of U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amarillo trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Amarillo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Amarillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, then explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art, and finally wander the streets of Bishop Arts District.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 96°F and lows about 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, then examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin vacation planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): browse the exhibits of The Alamo, get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.