14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Diego
— 1 day
Fly
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, then kick back and relax at Black's Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Diego. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 4th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then awaken your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, around 85°F, while days are much hotter, around 106°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Phoenix to Monument Valley in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Phoenix, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Monument Valley, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 59°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 6th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then stroll through Sunset Point, and finally trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mandalay Bay Beach. The Strip and Little Church of the West will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, trek along Calico Tanks Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online travel route builder.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 81°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 104°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gower Gulch Loop, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): go for a walk through Cap Rock at Joshua Tree.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 103°F during the day and 78°F at night. You'll set off for San Diego on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Trails · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

San Diego

America's Finest City

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.