23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Page
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Arlington
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, look for gifts at Mama's Minerals, and explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker app.

Richmond to Santa Fe is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Richmond in July, Santa Fe is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Sedona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 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 6th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 9th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Page travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are warmer (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Monterey.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample some tasty brews at Monterey Bay Food Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Page to Monterey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Monterey due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Page, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

San Diego

— 4 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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Malahat Spirits.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in July, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 77°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 3 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and take in the history at Mission San Jose.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Antonio visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 98°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary tool.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 93°F and 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums

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 20th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Texas Memorial Museum, learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX, and then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Arlington.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Arlington

— 2 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then stroll around Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then make a splash at Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington day trip planning site.

Fly from Austin to Arlington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Arlington is 1 hour. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Arlington, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.