17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— Few hours
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Page
— Few hours
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Holbrook
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 1 night

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary planning tool.

Philadelphia to Santa Monica is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Santa Monica is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks, appreciate the views at Lost Horse Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at Geology Tour Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Santa Monica to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Santa Monica in June: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 102°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): have fun at The Range 702, then enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, then enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 103°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 25th (Fri), trek along Riverside Walk, explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, and then stroll through Angel's Landing. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Checkerboard Mesa, then stroll through Timber Creek Overlook Trail, then stroll through Watchman Trail, and finally grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen, get great views at Paria View, stroll through Bristlecone Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then stroll through Sunset Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 79°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Paria View ©
Paria View

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trek along Goosenecks Overlook.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Capitol Reef National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Arches National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Tunnel Arch ©
Tunnel Arch

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 30th (Wed), trek along White Rim Road, take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon, hike along Neck Spring, then hike along Pothole Point Trail, then hike along White Rim Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Orange Cliffs Overlook.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Orange Cliffs Overlook ©
Orange Cliffs Overlook

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley sightseeing site.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Monument Valley: highs are around 90°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in July; daily highs in Page reach 98°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, then don't miss a visit to Powell Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and finally get great views at Trailview Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and finally cruise along Point Imperial Drive.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mohave Point ©
Mohave Point

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Holbrook

Holbrook
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Long Logs Loop.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Holbrook vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Holbrook by car takes about 3 hours. In July, Holbrook is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 63°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amarillo.

Things to do in Holbrook

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Long Logs Loop

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Cavender's Boot City.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo tour app.

You can drive from Holbrook to Amarillo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Springfield.

Things to do in Amarillo

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cavender's Boot City ©
Cavender's Boot City

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Springfield

Springfield ©
On the 6th (Tue), stroll through Valley Watermill Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sequiota Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Galloway Creek Greenway.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Springfield online visit planner.

Getting from Amarillo to Springfield by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Valley Watermill Park ©
Valley Watermill Park
Sequiota Park ©
Sequiota Park

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Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 7th (Wed), hike along Legacy Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip maker site.

Fly from Springfield to Lexington in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Lexington is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Lexington are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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