22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Pensacola Beach
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Houston
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Page
— 1 night
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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Incline Village
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Denver
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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White Lake
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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pensacola Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte to Pensacola Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Pensacola Beach. Traveling from Charlotte in August, Pensacola Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Pensacola Beach to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, then explore the engaging exhibits at The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Page.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Page online trip builder.

You can fly from San Antonio to Page in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Page. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 93°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Lake Havasu City

— 1 night
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lake Havasu City trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Page to Lake Havasu City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Lake Havasu City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in August, expect Lake Havasu City to be a bit warmer, temps between 108°F and 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego tour site.

You can drive from Lake Havasu City to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Lake Havasu City in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Mon), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Incline Village.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Incline Village

— 1 night
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. On the 12th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahoe Meadows Trail, stroll through Sand Harbor, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Incline Village trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Francisco to Incline Village in 3.5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Incline Village, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Incline Village

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Incline Village to Redwood National Park in 8 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Incline Village in August: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach journey builder.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Cannon Beach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park holiday planner.

Fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then stop by Granite Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and then take a memorable drive along Needles Highway.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Custer itinerary planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Custer, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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 21st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Littleton Museum, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Denver sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in August: high temperatures in Denver hover around 85°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to White Lake.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

White Lake

— 1 night
White Lake Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Make your White Lake itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colorado Springs to White Lake. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to White Lake is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in White Lake can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in White Lake

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Lake Tahoe (Nevada) travel guide

4.2
Casinos · Beaches · Bodies of Water

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.2
State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.