15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
Fly
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Bus to Portland, Fly to Kalispell
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

— 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence National Historical Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder website.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

San Antonio

— 1 night

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 28th (Sat): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to San Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. In August, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 98°F and lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Page itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Page in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Page. Traveling from San Antonio in August, things will get a bit cooler in Page: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Old Town Cottonwood and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona online vacation planner.

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Sedona are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe, then engage your brain at California Science Center, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally stay fit while traveling at Original Muscle Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a stroll through Chinatown, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mission District, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 6th (Mon), stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. On the next day, stroll through Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Newport road trip planning app.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in September: high temperatures in Newport hover around 64°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Highline Trail, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally explore the activities along McDonald Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake and then stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Newport to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Newport to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in September: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.