19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Government Camp
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  33​h
End: Newark

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip site .

Newark to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in July, plan for little chillier nights in Portland, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Government Camp.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

2
nights
Government Camp

Government Camp ©
Government Camp is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonneville Hatchery, then delve into the lush surroundings at Wildwood Recreation Site, and then admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then get impressive views of Mount Hood.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Government Camp day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Portland to Government Camp in 1.5 hours. In July in Government Camp, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Government Camp

#Nature, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bonneville Hatchery, Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Wildwood Recreation Site
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and then take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Government Camp to Redwood National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, Redwood National Park is little chillier than Government Camp - with highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Trees of Mystery, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
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Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Get some historical perspective at Filbert Steps and The Embarcadero. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are little chillier (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moab holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 6 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Moab

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Island in the Sky
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 86°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City Historic District ©

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and finally hunt for treasures at The Plaza.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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