22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Spokane
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
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Fresno
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Spokane
— 2 nights
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Spokane

— 2 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Spokane: Post Falls (Q'emiln Park & 59:Escape Room Adventures) and Coeur d'Alene (KnitKnit, Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, &more). There's much more to do: do sightseeing your way with Mica Moon Zip Tours, walk around Riverfront Park, steep yourself in history at Crosby House, and make a trip to Treaty Rock Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Spokane trip itinerary builder site.

New York City to Spokane is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Spokane, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Spokane at 73°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 4 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Monterey (San Carlos Cathedral, 17-Mile Drive, &more), Carmel (Point Lobos, Carmel Beach Boardwalk, &more) and Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard & Asilomar State Beach). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at Mount Hermon Adventures, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at AiX.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz journey builder tool.

Fly from Spokane to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Fresno.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Fresno

— 2 nights
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Forestiere Underground Gardens, then get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Fresno Supercar Driving Experience, then admire the natural beauty at Shinzen Japanese Garden, and finally get to know the resident critters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fresno online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Fresno by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, expect Fresno to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Fresno to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fresno to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Fresno in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are cooler (31°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Lake Powell

— 1 night
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 7.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Lake Powell hover around 73°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and hike along Angel's Landing.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Powell to Zion National Park. Traveling from Lake Powell in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Spokane.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Spokane

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll around Deer Park Road and then learn about winemaking at Barrister Winery. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Post Falls Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Spokane trip planning site.

Fly from Zion National Park to Spokane in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, tram, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Spokane, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.