16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
2
Seattle
— 1 night
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
5
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
6
Denver
— 2 nights

2
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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 11th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, thenget to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and then visit Downtown Rapid City.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City sightseeing site.

Philadelphia to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Rapid City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, thenshop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Seattle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Seattle. Traveling from Rapid City in July, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip app.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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 17th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, thensee the interesting displays at The Getty Center, thenmake a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Cape Royal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Sedona (Cathedral Rock & Spas & Wellness) and Grand Canyon National Park (Hopi House, Bright Angel Trail, &more).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Flagstaff takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Flagstaff. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Flagstaff dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, thenwander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in July: high temperatures in Denver hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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