14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  45 min
1
Fountain Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Denver
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Omaha
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Dubuque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley ©
Fountain Valley is a suburban city in Orange County, California. On the 20th (Thu), meet the residents at The Reptile Zoo, wander the streets of Little Saigon, then buy something for everyone on your list at Asian Garden Mall, and finally ponder the design of Vietnam War Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fountain Valley online vacation planner .

Los Angeles to Fountain Valley is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fountain Valley

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Westminster
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The Reptile Zoo ©
The Reptile Zoo
Little Saigon ©
Little Saigon
Asian Garden Mall ©
Asian Garden Mall

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at North Kaibab Trail and East Rim Drive. Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park with an excursion to Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway in Marble Canyon--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Cape Royal, get great views at Yaki Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Fountain Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Fountain Valley to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fountain Valley in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): view the masterpieces at American Museum of Western Art, contemplate the long history of Byers-Evans House, take a stroll through Historic Olde Town Arvada, then learn about winemaking at Silver Vines Winery, and finally putt your heart out at Adventure Golf & Raceway.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online journey planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Arvada, Adventure Golf & Raceway
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Historic Olde Town Arvada ©
Historic Olde Town Arvada
American Museum of Western Art ©
American Museum of Western Art

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip tool .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Divide, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

1
night
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, view the masterpieces at Mountain Blown Glass, stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, do a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery, then see the interesting displays at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, and finally get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Estes Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures

1
day
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, get some fabulous bargains at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, then see the interesting displays at Boys Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and finally get a new perspective on nature at MANGELSEN Images of Nature Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip planner .

Getting from Estes Park to Omaha by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Estes Park to Omaha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Omaha, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Omaha

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Nebraska Crossing Outlets, Boys Town
Highlights from your plan
Nebraska Crossing Outlets ©
Nebraska Crossing Outlets
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Boys Town ©
Boys Town

2
nights
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dickeyville Grotto, then do a tasting at Stone Cliff Winery, then see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Maquoketa Caves State Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Grant Park, look for gifts at Great American Popcorn Company, examine the collection at The Old Blacksmith Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Horseshoe Mound, then contemplate the long history of Washburne House State Historic Site, and finally walk around Mines of Spain.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubuque trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Omaha to Dubuque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Dubuque is little chillier than Omaha - with highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galena, Dickeyville Grotto, Maquoketa Caves State Park, National Motorcycle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Maquoketa Caves State Park ©
Maquoketa Caves State Park
National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum
Dickeyville Grotto ©
Dickeyville Grotto

2
nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Mon), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at American Girl Place Chicago, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Street Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, and finally kick back and relax at North Avenue Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Santa's Village Azoosment Park, then take a peaceful walk through Deer Grove Forest Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Independence Grove Forest Preserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Dubuque to Chicago by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa's Village Azoosment Park, Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Baha'i House of Worship, Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Deer Grove Forest Preserve ©
Deer Grove Forest Preserve

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night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, let the kids burn off some steam at Washington Park, then take in the views from Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, then stroll the grounds of Camp Butler National Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Springfield trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Edwards Place Historic Home ©
Edwards Place Historic Home
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge ©
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

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