16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Rtc 4Th Street Station, Train to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 2nd (Fri), walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kogei Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner.

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from San Diego to Yosemite National Park in 16 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are colder (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then explore the stunning scenery at City Creek Canyon, and then trek along Lake Blanche Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City road trip planning website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are much hotter (70°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, and finally hike along Pine Tree Arch Trail. On the next day, hike along Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then make a trip to Delicate Arch, and finally make a trip to Wolfe Ranch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. July in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 14th (Wed), stroll around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions site.

Getting from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piestewa Peak, and finally gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 106°F and lows about 85°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.