18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
car:  19​h
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Sedona
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
8
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
10
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Santa Fe
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
12
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Austin

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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.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sedona trip simple and quick.

Austin to Sedona is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sedona, with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. In June, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 107°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up 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
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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, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Los Angeles California Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco route website .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and finally admire the striking features of King Street Station.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 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 Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
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, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hines Goldsmiths.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Artists’ Paintpots, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

Make your Yellowstone National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 86°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the exciting artwork at True West Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque planning app .

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in July, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up 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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