22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Williams
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Elko
— 1 night
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with The Grove, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stop by Amoeba Music.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are much warmer, around 47°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Williams

— 1 night
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Williams Depot, do a tasting at Grand Canyon Wine Company, then take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, and finally examine the collection at Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Williams trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Williams in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Williams is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Williams reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Page trip maker app.

Drive from Williams to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle. In August, Page is a bit warmer than Williams - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, look for gifts at Moab Rock Shop, and then view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Page in August since evenings lows in Moab dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Denver is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Cody

— 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cody driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Denver to Cody in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in August, you will find days in Cody are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Cody to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cody in August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City holiday maker app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in August: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Elko

— 1 night
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Elko trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Salt Lake City to Elko with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Elko is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, Elko is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Elko

Parks · Nature · Museums

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory and then admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip tool.

Getting from Elko to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Elko in August: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Canepa Motorsports Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Santa Cruz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney District. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, and then explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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.