16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at World Bird Sanctuary.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis day trip planner.

Fort Wayne to Saint Louis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, Saint Louis is a bit warmer than Fort Wayne - with highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint Louis to Redwood National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Redwood National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, you will find days in Redwood National Park are colder (63°F), and nights are little chillier (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 11th (Thu): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning tool.

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally trek along Four Mile Trail. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Arches National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
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 16th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

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You can drive from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. In June, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Arches National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, stroll through Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Petrified Forest National Park

— 2 nights
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, steep yourself in history at Agate House, and then identify plant and animal life at Long Logs Loop.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Petrified Forest National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Petrified Forest National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in June, expect nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park to be warmer, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 98°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.