15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
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Tampa
— 1 day
Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Burbank
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 1 night
Fly

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Tampa — 1 day

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampa planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tampa. In July, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

Dallas — 1 night

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 24th (Sun), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Dallas, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Take a break from the city and head to South Kaibab Trail and Lookout Studio. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Burbank.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Burbank — 1 night

Just a short drive from Hollywood and home to several entertainment companies, Burbank is saturated with connections to the media.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Burbank driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Burbank takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Burbank reach 88°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
Museums
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Attractions like Annenberg Community Beach House and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Zuma Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker website.

Los Angeles is very close to Burbank. While traveling from Burbank, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Side Trips

San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Austin — 1 night

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Waterloo Records, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Texas Memorial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Austin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get a bit warmer in Austin: highs are around 98°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.4
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.