19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Train to Green River Amtrak, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Relax by the water at Newport Beach and Main Beach. Get outdoors at Crystal Cove and 26-Mile Bike Path. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, admire nature's extreme beauty at The Huntington Desert Garden, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip builder.

Philadelphia to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Cloud's Rest. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey site.

Traveling by train from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 104°F and lows about 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Salt Lake City

— 1 day

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 95°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally stroll through Windows. On the next day, hike along Tunnel Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

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Getting from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park by combination of train and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. July in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

Make your Grand Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arches National Park in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica and then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 106°F and lows about 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.