18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Winslow
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 day
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City trip builder tool.

Nashville to Oklahoma City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You will leave for Winslow on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife

Winslow

— 1 night
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 20th (Sun), walk around First Street Pathway Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Winslow trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Oklahoma City to Winslow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, you will find days in Winslow are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are a bit cooler (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Adobe Mission, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Phoenix vacation builder.

You can fly from Winslow to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Winslow in June, you will find days in Phoenix are a bit warmer (107°F), and nights are much hotter (81°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Palm Springs Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Theresa Church, then explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Cabot's Pueblo Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and finally stroll around Michael S Wolfson Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs trip planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Palm Springs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in June, Palm Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Palm Springs - with highs of 94°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and then browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday builder.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 79°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Zion National Park

— 1 day
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature
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Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at RedRock Astronomy and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, Moab is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Rocky Mountain National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and train. In July, Rocky Mountain National Park is a bit cooler than Moab - with highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Denver

— 3 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver online journey planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip tool.

You can fly from Denver to Kansas City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kansas City, with lows of 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.