18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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 15th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of 26-Mile Bike Path, admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Angels.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary app.

Tampa to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 3 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sunnylands Center & Gardens and Indian Canyons. Step off the beaten path and head to Joshua Tree National Park and Frank Bogert Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs attractions planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Palm Springs sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in January; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 62°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), have fun at Strip Gun Club, examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get much colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 36°F and lows about 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip tool.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In January, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 52°F and lows of 23°F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hualapai Hilltop, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, then trek along Hermit Trail, and finally look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

You can take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 44°F and lows about 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Keystone.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Keystone

— 3 nights
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Alpine Sports, then fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, and finally hit the slopes at Blue River Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Keystone Ski Area.

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

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Keystone takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Keystone are colder (17°F), and nights are little chillier (7°F). On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.