20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
2
Phoenix
— 2 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights
7
Minneapolis
— 1 night

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Denver

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 17th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then go deep underground at Argo Mill and Tunnel.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver tour planner.

Jenison to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Idaho Springs
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the striking features of David & Gladys Wright House. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo, then see Off-Road Tours, and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Phoenix trip simple and quick.

Getting from Denver to Phoenix by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 106°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Children’s Museum of Phoenix ©
Children’s Museum of Phoenix

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
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 21st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Daisy Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Phoenix to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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 26th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then have some family-friendly fun at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Washington Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Attractions like Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get interesting insight from Tours, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): walk around Minnehaha Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, and then get your game on at FlyOver America.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Minneapolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trip

FlyOver America
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
FlyOver America ©
FlyOver America

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