23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Safford
— 1 night
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
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Marfa
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Aransas
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights

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San Diego

— 3 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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego day trip app.

Austin to San Diego is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Austin to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Austin in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 17th (Sat), trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, then hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then hike along Mt. Tallac Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, then indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and then kick back and relax at Kiva Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

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Fly from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 104°F and lows at 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 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 24th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Safford.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Safford

— 1 night
Safford is a city in Graham County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Frye Mesa Reservoir.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Safford road trip app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Safford in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Safford, with highs around 98°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Safford

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 2 nights
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, explore the activities along Green Lake, then Head underground at King's Palace, and finally Head underground at Big Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Bottomless Pit, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome, and finally explore the activities along Rattlesnake Springs.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Safford to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. July in Carlsbad Caverns National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Marfa

— 1 night
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Judd Foundation, explore the world behind art at Ballroom Marfa, and then admire the landmark architecture of Presidio County Courthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marfa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Marfa takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Marfa. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in July; daily highs in Marfa reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Marfa

Museums · Shopping

Port Aransas

— 1 night
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Fly It Port A, then walk around Roberts Point Park, and finally kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Aransas trip planner.

You can drive from Marfa to Port Aransas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Marfa in July, Port Aransas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 30th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Texas Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Austin road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Aransas to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Aransas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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.