15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sacramento
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Chico
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
2
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
3
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  16 h 45 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
5
San Jose
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Sacramento

1
night
Chico

Chico ©
Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): learn about winemaking at New Clairvaux Vineyard, admire the majestic nature at Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, and then walk around Bidwell Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chico tour planner.

Sacramento to Chico is an approximately 2- hour car ride. Traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chico, with lows around 68°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Chico

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

New Clairvaux Vineyard, Bolt's Antique Tool Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bidwell Park ©
Bidwell Park
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park ©
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park
New Clairvaux Vineyard ©
New Clairvaux Vineyard

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 3rd (Fri): hike along Wildcat Trail and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, then explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway, and then get great views at Muley Point Overlook.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chico to Monument Valley. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chico to Monument Valley. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chico in July; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 90°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Goosenecks State Park, Muley Point Overlook, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 5th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, then cruise along Needles Highway, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Keystone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, The Farmer's Daughter, Needles Highway
Highlights from your plan
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Tonto Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Keystone to Grand Canyon National Park in 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Jose.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Monterey (Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail & 17-Mile Drive), Scenic Road Walkway (in Carmel) and Bird Rock Vista Point (in Pebble Beach). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Oakland California Temple, have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and stroll around Redwood Regional Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Jose vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to San Jose takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Jose, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Monterey, Oakland, Scenic Road Walkway, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Bird Rock Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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