25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Truckee
— 1 night
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Big Bear Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hanksville
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bluff
— 1 night
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Drive to Cortez Municipal Airport, Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Drive to Cedar Park
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Cedar Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Fly to Edinburgh Airport

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Truckee

— 1 night
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 4th (Sat), go for a stroll along the water at Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, make a trip to Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, then cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, and finally go for a stroll along the water at North Tahoe Marina.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Truckee day trip planning site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Truckee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Truckee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
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 5th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Alpine Falls, indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and then cruise along Inspiration Point Vista.

To plan South Lake Tahoe vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Scenic Drive · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In June in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Big Bear Lake.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Big Bear Lake

— 1 night
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bear Valley Christian Faith Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodland Trail 1E23, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Alpine Pedal Path, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Big Bear Lake online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Big Bear Lake. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Big Bear Lake to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Traveling from Big Bear Lake in June, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 46°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Lake Powell

— 1 night
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hike along Alstrom Point and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Powell online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Lake Powell takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Lake Powell reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Observation Point, then admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park route planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Powell to Zion National Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lake Powell in June since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bryce Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 30°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park

— 1 night
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 18th (Sat), stroll through Cathedral Valley Loop, then take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail, and then hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park day trip site.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hanksville.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Hanksville

— 1 night
Hanksville is a small town in Wayne County, Utah, United States, at the junction of State Routes 24 and 95. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Wolverton Mill, then take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Hollow Mountain, and finally take in breathtaking views at Leprechaun Canyon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanksville online travel route planner.

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Hanksville in an hour. When traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Hanksville: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Hanksville

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 20th (Mon), trek along Pothole Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Hanksville to Canyonlands National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then stroll through Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Moab takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Moab are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Bluff

— 1 night
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site and then make a trip to Cow Canyon Trading Post.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bluff driving holiday planner.

Getting from Moab to Bluff by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Bluff at 36°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cedar Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Historic Sites

Cedar Park

— 2 nights
Cedar Park is a city in Williamson County in the State of Texas. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Play for all park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cedar Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bluff to Cedar Park with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bluff to Cedar Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bluff in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cedar Park, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cedar Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.