16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Oxnard
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
7
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
11
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 12th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, then engage your brain at California Science Center, and finally explore and take pictures at Staples Center.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oxnard.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
California Science Center ©
California Science Center
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

1
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Oxnard

Oxnard ©
Oxnard is a city in the United States, located along the coast of Southern California. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand Beach, kick back and relax at San Buenaventura State Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ventura Pier and Promenade.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oxnard trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Oxnard in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Oxnard to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Oxnard

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ventura
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach ©
Silver Strand Beach
Ventura Pier and Promenade ©
Ventura Pier and Promenade
San Buenaventura State Beach
San Buenaventura State Beach

1
night
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Schneider Museum of Art, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and finally stroll through Lithia Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ashland sightseeing planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oxnard to Ashland. Traveling from Oxnard in July, expect nights in Ashland to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are much warmer, around 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Ashland

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

1
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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum, then admire the striking features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, then stop by Evangeline's, and finally examine the collection at Old Sacramento.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento online route maker .

Traveling by car from Ashland to Sacramento takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, subway, and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sacramento are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park ©

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Washington Park, then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Sacramento to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, view the masterpieces at Meow Wolf, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then get a sense of history and politics at New Mexico Legislature, and finally steep yourself in history at The Plaza.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Portland to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
New Mexico Legislature ©
New Mexico Legislature

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Thu), go for a stroll along the water at Dillon Marina, explore the activities along Dillon Reservoir, and then explore the activities along Keystone Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone attractions planning tool .

Getting from Santa Fe to Keystone by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 53°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dillon
Highlights from your plan
Dillon Reservoir ©
Dillon Reservoir
Keystone Lake ©
Keystone Lake
Dillon Marina ©
Dillon Marina

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Evans and Denver Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Chautauqua Park) and Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Keystone to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Denver is warmer than Keystone - with highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Boulder, Idaho Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park

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night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Olympic Training Center, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon, and finally admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Olympic Training Center ©
Olympic Training Center
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 24th (Tue), make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hike along Animas River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then get curious at Powerhouse Science Center, then enjoy some diversion at Durango Community Recreation Center, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July in Durango, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Horseback Riding Tours
Durango Community Recreation Center ©

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 26th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory, admire all the interesting features of Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, then hike along Airport Mesa, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at McLean Meditation Institute.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Flagstaff road trip planning site .

Getting from Durango to Flagstaff by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for slightly colder days in Flagstaff, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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