18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Denver
— 4 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens Theme Park, Downtown Aquarium, and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denver online travel planner.

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Denver is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Moab Jett as well as Arches National Park. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Moab at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. as well as Horseback Riding Tours.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 90°F and 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. You will leave for Phoenix on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Phoenix at 106°F and lows at 85°F. You will leave for Palm Springs on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Palm Springs

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Theresa Church and then explore the galleries of Palm Springs Air Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Palm Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Phoenix to Palm Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 107°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 5 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.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego road trip site.

Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in July, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 68°F, while days are colder, around 77°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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.