15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Denver
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Moab
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Blanding
— 1 night
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Tuba City
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Indio
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 9 nights

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In December, daytime highs in Denver are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): engage your brain at Children's Nature Center and then do a tasting at Mesa Park Vineyards.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Grand Junction takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in December, expect nights in Grand Junction to be about the same, around -9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moab journey tool.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Moab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In December, daytime highs in Moab are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Blanding.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Blanding

— 1 night
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site.

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Traveling by car from Moab to Blanding takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tuba City.

Things to do in Blanding

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tuba City

— 1 night
Tuba City is an unincorporated town in Coconino County, Arizona, on Navajo lands, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Cameron Trading Post and then don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Tracks.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tuba City trip maker.

Traveling by car from Blanding to Tuba City takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Tuba City when traveling from Blanding in December, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tuba City

Shopping

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co..

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix travel route planner.

Drive from Tuba City to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tuba City in December, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Indio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Indio

— 1 night
Indio is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California's Colorado Desert region. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): experience rural life at Shields Date Garden and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Indio tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Indio takes 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Indio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Indio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Indio

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 9 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to La Jolla (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego & La Jolla Cove), San Diego (USS Midway Museum & Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning site.

Getting from Indio to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Indio in December since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.