21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grand Junction
Fly:  10​h
1
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Arcata
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
San Luis Obispo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  7​h 45​min
11
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Grand Junction

1
night
Boise

Boise
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boise attractions planner .

Grand Junction to Boise is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Boise are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Tours

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Portland State University.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planner.

Fly from Boise to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland due to the time zone difference. In July, Portland is slightly colder than Boise - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Ashland.
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Portland State University ©
Portland State University

1
night
Ashland

Ashland
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ashland trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Ashland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Ashland hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arcata.

Things to do in Ashland

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Arcata

Arcata
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arcata day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ashland to Arcata takes 4 hours. Traveling from Ashland in July, you will find days in Arcata are colder (63°F), and nights are little chillier (54°F). You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Arcata

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You've now added Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arcata to Santa Cruz. Traveling from Arcata in July, you will find days in Santa Cruz are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

3
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Luis Obispo using our trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Santa Cruz in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 56°F at night. You will leave for Santa Monica on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Santa Monica. You will leave for San Diego on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
San Diego

San Diego
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.
To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You'll set off for Long Beach on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Long Beach

Long Beach
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Long Beach route planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Long Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Long Beach, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 67°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Long Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Las Vegas fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Long Beach to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Long Beach in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (104°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (81°F). You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Buzz on Broadway, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then see the interesting displays at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Cannon Beach in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Tillamook Air Museum, Manzanita Beach, The Buzz on Broadway
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park

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