16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Irvine
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
To plan Albuquerque vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

New York City to Albuquerque is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel site .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

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

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park journey maker app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 99°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 65°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 52°F. You will leave for Santa Monica on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Monica in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Santa Monica are colder (71°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Irvine.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Getty Villa
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

1
night
Irvine

Irvine ©
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at The Wedge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Irvine route builder site .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Irvine in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Irvine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The Wedge
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The Wedge ©
The Wedge

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and RocketBoat. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Irvine to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Irvine in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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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.
For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Portland vacation planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 7th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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Getting from Portland to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Black Hills National Forest, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Keystone to be much hotter, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Custer
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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