16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Cody
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Cody
— 4 nights
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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Phoenix day trip tool.

Pittsburgh to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Pittsburgh in August, plan for warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 105°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, &more). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and don't miss a visit to LAX Theme Building.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be slightly colder, around 66°F, while days are much colder, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zion National Park driving holiday planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip maker tool.

Drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Zion National Park in August, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Cody

— 4 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Mount Washburn, &more). There's still lots to do: hit the bull's-eye at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Stock Nature Trail, and don't miss a visit to Pahaska Tepee.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cody trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Cody in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, Cody is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.