23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly to Boise, Bus to Twin Falls
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Dodge City Regional Airport
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Dodge City
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then walk around Kerry Park, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

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Portland

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Officers' Row, then go for a walk through Wintler Community Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Willamette River Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. July in Portland sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hike along Rock Creek Park, discover the deep blue sea with AWOL Adventure Sports, and then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Twin Falls road trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Twin Falls in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Twin Falls. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Twin Falls hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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San Diego

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Del Mar City Beach, then stroll through South Carlsbad State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park and then kick back and relax at Coronado Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online journey planner.

You can fly from Twin Falls to San Diego in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Twin Falls in July, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit warmer, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zion's Main Canyon and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Riverside Walk and Kayenta Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Kanarra Creek, contemplate the waterfront views at Taylor Creek, take a memorable drive along Kolob Canyon Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pa'rus Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip builder.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, explore the landscape on two wheels at Huckaby Trail, then hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site, then stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, then do a tasting at Burning Tree Cellars Tasting Room, and finally do a tasting at Pillsbury Wine Company North.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, then stroll around Indian Garden, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then hike along Windows, and finally hike along Balanced Rock Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, stroll through Grandstaff Canyon Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moab travel tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Moab at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio, then do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Denver vacation tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Moab in July: high temperatures in Denver hover around 87°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Wineries · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, then get outside with Adventures Out West, and then get engrossed in the history at United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Colorado Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Dodge City

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. On the 26th (Mon), trek along Dodge City Trail of Fame, then get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Home of Stone.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dodge City trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colorado Springs to Dodge City. Traveling from Colorado Springs to Dodge City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dodge City, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Santa Fe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Randall Davey Audubon Center, hike along Dale Ball Trails, and then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe travel route builder website.

You can drive from Dodge City to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dodge City to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dodge City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Galveston, Galveston Island

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Galveston road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Galveston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe to Galveston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Galveston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

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Hot Springs

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, stroll through Grand Promenade, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs road trip planner.

Fly from Galveston to Hot Springs in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Galveston in July, expect little chillier with lows of 72°F in Hot Springs. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

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.

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.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
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.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

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.

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.