18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Chinle
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Shuttle to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Taxi to Springdale
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Springdale
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Taxi
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): hike along Shaw Butte Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Renewal Center.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 48°C and 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists, then do a tasting at Page Springs Cellars, and finally stroll through Fay Canyon Trail.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Sedona to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Tuthill Military Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mother Road Brewing Company, and finally take a stroll through Historic Downtown and Railroad District.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff route maker.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Flagstaff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect Flagstaff to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chinle.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Chinle

— 1 night
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 8th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Sliding Rock Ruin, then take in breathtaking views at Canyon del Muerto, then explore the ancient world of Antelope House Ruin, and finally delve into the distant past at White House Ruin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chinle trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Chinle takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in July: highs in Chinle hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Chinle

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. On the 9th (Tue), look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then walk around Sandstone Tours, and finally hike along Wildcat Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planner.

You can drive from Chinle to Monument Valley in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 10th (Wed): stroll through Lone Rock Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then stop by Big Lake Trading Post, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Page trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Monument Valley to Page in 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: high temperatures in Page hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Springdale

— 1 night
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with DeZion Gallery, admire the sheer force of Lower Pine Creek Waterfall, grab your bike and head to Zion Rock & Mountain Guides, get a taste of the local shopping with LaFave Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sorella Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Springdale online holiday maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Page to Springdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Page in July since evenings lows in Springdale dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Springdale

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

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 12th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guardian Angel Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get outside with Green Valley Range, and then stroll through Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Springdale to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Springdale to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Springdale, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

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 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, then examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Los Angeles Central Library, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at Grand Central Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are much colder (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 16th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Douglas Family Preserve, then learn about winemaking at Santa Barbara Winery, then learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and finally grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get curious at Morro Bay Estuary Nature Center, look for gifts at The Shell Shop, view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Anchor Memorial Park, then learn about winemaking at Jada Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Oso Libre.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay attractions tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Morro Bay sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 18th (Thu), trek along Partington Cove, immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Molera State Park, then take in the views from Rocky Creek Bridge, and finally explore and take pictures at Old Coast Road.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Big Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Sunset Cultural Center, admire the striking features of Tor House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmelite Monastery, then do a tasting at Folktale Winery & Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Caraccioli Cellars.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Carmel travel planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Carmel by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online day trip planner.

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.