15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Garden City
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  19​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Garden City

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day
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 10th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston visit planning site .

Garden City to Houston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Garden City in June, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Room Escape Games

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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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 12th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are colder (42°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. And it doesn't end there: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Francisco, with lows of 55°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salt Lake City.
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Head to Park City Main Street Historic District and Atticus Coffee Books & Teahousefor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Big Cottonwood Canyon and Antelope Island State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Deer Valley Resort & Park City Mountain Resort).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In June, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 89°F and lows of 62°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Park City, Antelope Island State Park
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park

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night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in June; daily highs in Denver reach 83°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Tattered Cover Bookstore ©
Tattered Cover Bookstore
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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