16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary maker app .

Philadelphia to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio and then make a trip to Pioneer Square. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Seattle takes 7 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 a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°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
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Funston National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 83°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 in touch with nature at Cape Royal and Grand Canyon South Rim. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Hopi House, Bright Angel Trail, & more) and Sedona (Cathedral Rock & Spas & Wellness).

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Fly from Los Angeles to Flagstaff in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Flagstaff. 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Union Station.

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Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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