15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Anaheim
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Flat
— 2 nights
Drive to Midland International Airport, Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Sun), get curious at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then make a trip to Lombard Street. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route builder.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Francisco is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to San Francisco, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Juan in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, get great views at Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Olympic Valley

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Olympic Valley trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Olympic Valley when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 16th (Fri), make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic Valley to Anaheim. Expect much hotter evenings in Anaheim when traveling from Olympic Valley in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): wander the streets of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Anaheim in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 18th (Sun), hike along The Narrows.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (40°C), and nights are colder (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Lake Powell

— 1 night
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lake Powell fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Lake Powell. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, Lake Powell is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley day trip planning site.

Drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lake Powell in July: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 38°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

You can plan Arches National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Mosca Pass Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arches National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, expect Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salt Flat.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Salt Flat

— 2 nights
Salt Flat is a ghost town in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Salt Flat trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Salt Flat. In July, Salt Flat is somewhat warmer than Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - with highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Flat

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.