18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Chinle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 1 night
shuttle + taxi:  2​h 15​min
7
Springdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
13
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
14
Monterey
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  11​h
End: New York City

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at North Mountain/ Shaw Butte, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix trip tool .

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 48°C and 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Franciscan Renewal Center
Highlights from your plan
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, get a taste of the local shopping with Village Gallery of Local Artists, then do a tasting at Page Springs Cellars, and finally hike along Fay Canyon Trail.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sedona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Page Springs Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Page Springs Cellars ©
Page Springs Cellars
Village Gallery of Local Artists ©
Village Gallery of Local Artists

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Tuthill Military Museum, contemplate the long history of Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother Road Brewing Company, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Downtown and Railroad District.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff travel route builder website .

You can take a bus from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 32°C and lows reach 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 Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Fort Tuthill Military Museum ©
Fort Tuthill Military Museum
Mother Road Brewing Company ©
Mother Road Brewing Company

1
night
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Sliding Rock Ruin, 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 photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chinle visit planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Chinle in 4 hours. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, you will find days in Chinle are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Chinle

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Antelope House Ruin ©
Antelope House Ruin
White House Ruin ©
White House Ruin

1
night
Monument Valley

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 9th (Tue): stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then walk around Sandstone Tours, and finally trek along Wildcat Trail.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner .

Drive from Chinle to Monument Valley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach, explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then look for gifts at Big Lake Trading Post, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Page online road trip planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Big Lake Trading Post ©
Big Lake Trading Post

1
night
Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 11th (Thu), shop like a local with DeZion Gallery, admire the sheer force of Lower Pine Creek Waterfall, stroll through Zion Rock & Mountain Guides, view the masterpieces at LaFave Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Sorella Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Springdale driving holiday app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Page to Springdale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Page in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Springdale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides ©
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
Lower Pine Creek Waterfall ©
Lower Pine Creek Waterfall
LaFave Gallery ©
LaFave Gallery

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Fri), cruise along Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, then enjoy some diversion at A Elvis Chapel, then enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guardian Angel Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get outside with Green Valley Range, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Springdale to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Springdale to Las Vegas. When traveling from Springdale in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Green Valley Range, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Balloon Rides

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Los Angeles Central Library, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, then make a trip to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally stop by Grand Central Market.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 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
Highlights from your plan
Japanese American National Museum ©
Japanese American National Museum
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ©
Autry Museum of the American West ©
Autry Museum of the American West

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, do a tasting at Santa Barbara Winery, then do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and finally grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Winery ©
Santa Barbara Winery
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard ©
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 17th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Morro Bay Estuary Nature Center, stop by The Shell Shop, view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Anchor Memorial Park, then do a tasting at Jada Vineyard & Winery, and finally do a tasting at Oso Libre.

Make your Morro Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Morro Bay can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Paso Robles
Highlights from your plan
Fiona Bleu Gallery ©
Fiona Bleu Gallery
Jada Vineyard & Winery ©
Jada Vineyard & Winery
Oso Libre ©
Oso Libre

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove, then immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Molera State Park, then snap pictures at Rocky Creek Bridge, and finally cruise along Old Coast Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur route planner .

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Morro Bay in July, plan for little chillier days in Big Sur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Andrew Molera State Park ©
Andrew Molera State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Rocky Creek Bridge ©
Rocky Creek Bridge

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Carmel

Carmel ©
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. On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center, admire the landmark architecture 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.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel attractions tool .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Big Sur. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Folktale Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Carmelite Monastery ©
Carmelite Monastery
Folktale Winery & Vineyard ©
Folktale Winery & Vineyard
Sunset Cultural Center ©
Sunset Cultural Center

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

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