18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Sedona
— Few hours
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
7
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
8
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
10
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

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Austin to Sedona is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Sedona. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Austin in June since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 30th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix day trip planning site.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in June: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 107°F and lows are around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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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 1st (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then steep yourself in history at Los Angeles California Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip site.

Fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 62°F, while days are colder, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery and then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sokol Blosser Winery, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at King Street Station.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip builder app.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the views at Logan Pass, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

Start your trip to Glacier National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally shop like a local with Hines Goldsmiths.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Jackson Hole takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, Jackson Hole is little chillier than Glacier National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Jackson Hole - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Old Colorado City, then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, shop like a local with True West Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then make a trip to Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip site.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 15th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in July, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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