18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Iowa City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights

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Iowa City

Iowa City
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Iowa City trip planner.

Rochester to Iowa City is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Rochester to Iowa City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Iowa City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Iowa City

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Mon), get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip builder website.

Getting from Iowa City to Denver by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Iowa City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Iowa City in August since evenings lows in Denver dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 18th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Petrified Tree, then identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Beryl Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Shoshone Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park online itinerary maker.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Redwood National Park by car takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip site.

You can fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then get a new perspective on things with San Diego Scuba Guide, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker site.

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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 27th (Fri): look for gifts at The Candy Lady, visit Albuquerque Old Town, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then relax and float downstream with Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Albuquerque in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Albuquerque, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures ©
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and St. Charles Historic District. Take a break from the city and head to Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary and Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. Step out of Saint Louis to go to Valley Park and see World Bird Sanctuary, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, stroll around Forest Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint Louis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Saint Louis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Saint Louis is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary ©
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
World Bird Sanctuary ©
World Bird Sanctuary

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