15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Tonalea Coconino County
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Winslow
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get your game on at Wreck Room, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker app.

Rome, Italy to Las Vegas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Las Vegas is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tonalea Coconino County.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Tonalea Coconino County

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Elephant's Feet and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tonalea Coconino County trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Tonalea Coconino County in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Tonalea Coconino County hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Tonalea Coconino County

Parks · Nature

Petrified Forest National Park

— 1 night
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 5th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest, trek along Crystal Forest Trail, and then trek along Blue Mesa.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Petrified Forest National Park trip planner.

Drive from Tonalea Coconino County to Petrified Forest National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Tonalea Coconino County in July, expect nights in Petrified Forest National Park to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Winslow

— 1 night
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum, then walk around Standin' on the Corner Park, then stop by La Posada’s Unique Gift Shops, and finally take in breathtaking views at Rock Art Canyon Ranch.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Winslow online attractions planner.

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Winslow in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in July; daily highs in Winslow reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Phoenix.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planner.

You can fly from Winslow to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Winslow in July, you will find days in Phoenix are somewhat warmer (48°C), and nights are warmer (34°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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 9th (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim travel route planner.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): cruise along Rincon Bike Trail, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara day trip planning site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get slightly colder in Santa Barbara: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.