25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Tacoma
— 3 nights
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Vancouver
— 1 night
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Portland
— 3 nights
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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Glendale
— 1 night
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Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Inglewood
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Inglewood
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Tacoma

— 3 nights
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Park, see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum, and walk around Ruston Way Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tacoma trip builder website.

New York City to Tacoma is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Tacoma, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Tacoma hover around 78°F and lows are around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tacoma

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 1 night
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. On the 17th (Tue), head outdoors with Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tacoma to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tacoma in August, you will find days in Vancouver are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). You will leave for Portland on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Vancouver

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get some thrills on the water with Willamette Jetboat Excursions, take an unforgettable tour with Envi Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portland travel route planning site.

Portland is just a short distance from Vancouver. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Jose.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, whizz through the canopy at Mount Hermon Adventures, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oakland California Temple.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip maker site.

Fly from Portland to San Jose in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in San Jose are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 24th (Tue), head outdoors with Whitewater Adventures, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, and finally trek along Stevens Trail.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from San Jose in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Glendale.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Glendale

— 1 night
Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Sahuaro Ranch Park, walk around Thunderbird Paseo Park, then stop by Cerreta Candy Co., and finally browse the fresh offerings at Tolmachoff Farms.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glendale visit planning tool.

Getting from Sacramento to Glendale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sacramento in August, expect nights in Glendale to be warmer, around 83°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 103°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inglewood.

Things to do in Glendale

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Inglewood

— 3 nights
Inglewood is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Change things up with these side-trips from Inglewood: Anaheim (Soarin' Around The World, Radiator Springs Racers, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, get a taste of the local shopping with Rodeo Drive, and browse the exhibits of Paley Center for Media.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inglewood trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Glendale to Inglewood with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Glendale to Inglewood is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Glendale, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Inglewood, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Inglewood

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online road trip planner.

You can drive from Inglewood to San Diego in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, wander the streets of The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos · Historic Sites

Denver

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Colorado Springs (The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure & Garden of the Gods) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness, and appreciate the history behind Clear Creek Whitewater Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Denver online tour builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Denver is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.