15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 1 night
Fly to Bismarck, Drive to Medora
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Medora
— 1 night
Fly to Denver, Bus to Buena Vista
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Austin
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Austin
— 1 night
Fly

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Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Miner's Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munising visit planner.

New York City to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Munising hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Duluth

— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Amnicon Falls State Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Duluth in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Duluth

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Unit.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Medora trip maker app.

Getting from Duluth to Medora by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Duluth in July, expect nights in Medora to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista road trip website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Medora to Buena Vista in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Medora - with highs of 80°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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 17th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Buena Vista to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buena Vista to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and then stop by Barneys New York.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than San Francisco - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Austin in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Austin is 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Austin: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

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.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.