23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly to St George, Shuttle to Page
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Page
— 1 night
Shuttle to Flagstaff, AZ, Bus to Sedona
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Bus to Phoenix, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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.
Step out of Portland to go to Bridal Veil and see Multnomah Falls, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do sightseeing your way with Volcano Lands - Private Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, and get a taste of the local shopping with Live Laugh Love Art.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Portland itinerary builder.

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: high temperatures in Portland hover around 51°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Seattle

— 4 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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Discover Nature in Mount Rainier National Park, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at Museum of History & Industry, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally stop by Cinder Wines. On the next day, hit the slopes at Bogus Basin, hit the slopes at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ridge to River Trail System.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boise trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Seattle to Boise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Boise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, Boise is little chillier at night with lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Park City (Spas, Park City Mountain Resort, &more) and Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in February, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Sat), snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, explore the stunning scenery at Marble Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Page trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Salt Lake City to Page takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Salt Lake City in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clarkdale (Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite & Arizona Copper Art Museum). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Historic Road - US Route 89A, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona route planner.

Drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Page in February since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey builder.

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

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.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

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.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.