18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grand Junction
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Arcata
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
San Luis Obispo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Grand Junction

1
night
Boise

Boise
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boise attractions planner .

Grand Junction to Boise is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Boise are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Tours

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Portland State University.

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

Fly from Boise to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland due to the time zone difference. In July, Portland is slightly colder than Boise - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Ashland.
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Portland State University ©
Portland State University

1
night
Ashland

Ashland
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ashland trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Ashland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Ashland hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arcata.

Things to do in Ashland

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Arcata

Arcata
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arcata day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ashland to Arcata takes 4 hours. Traveling from Ashland in July, you will find days in Arcata are colder (63°F), and nights are little chillier (54°F). You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Arcata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You've now added Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arcata to Santa Cruz. Traveling from Arcata in July, you will find days in Santa Cruz are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

4
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo trip builder tool .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Santa Cruz in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 56°F at night. You will leave for Malibu on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Outdoors Parks

1
night
Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Malibu trip planning site .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Malibu in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malibu, with lows around 65°F. You'll set off for San Diego on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego
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.
For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Malibu to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In July in San Diego, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 104°F by day to 81°F at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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