16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
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Flagstaff
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kings Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Reno
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
10
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
11
Moose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
13
Columbus
— 1 day
End: Columbus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Flagstaff tour itinerary maker tool .

Columbus to Flagstaff is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Flagstaff, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. On your second day here, get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

Start your trip to Grand Canyon National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 66°F, while days are colder, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Panorama Trail and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation maker tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kings Beach.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Kings Beach

Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Tahoe City Field Station and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kings Beach trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Kings Beach. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kings Beach when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Kings Beach

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tahoe City
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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Reno

Reno
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Reno trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kings Beach to Reno by car takes about an hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kings Beach in July: highs in Reno hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City journey builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reno to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Reno in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and then shop like a local with The Brookover Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be colder, around 44°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature

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Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moose tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Moose takes an hour. July in Moose sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Moose to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Moose - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at The Jubilee Museum, then get your game on at Columbus Axe Throwing, then brush up on your military savvy at Motts Military Museum, and finally examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Columbus takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Columbus due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Columbus hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Motts Military Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
Motts Military Museum ©
Motts Military Museum
The Jubilee Museum ©
The Jubilee Museum

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