26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Telluride
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 3 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake Trail and Grand Lake Nordic Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moraine Park Museum and Chapel on the Rock. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at East Inlet Trail.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Rocky Mountain National Park. January in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Telluride

— 3 nights
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Telluride Historical Museum and New Sheridan Hotel. Get outdoors at Telluride Ski Resort and Telluride Outside. Step out of Telluride to go to Ridgway and see Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ski Butlers Telluride, indulge in some personalized pampering at AromaSpa Salon & Boutique, head outdoors with Bootdoctors Telluride, and get a dose of the wild on Dave's Mountain Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Telluride online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Telluride in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Telluride, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 10th (Sun), hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, relax and rejuvenate at Moab Recreation & Aquatics Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, stroll through Fiery Furnace, and then stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Telluride to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in January, and nighttime lows around 16°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolob Canyons and Kayenta Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Temple of Sinawava Trail and Hidden Canyon. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Moab - with highs of 52°F and lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hermit Trail and Hermit Road. Step off the beaten path and head to Yavapai Point and Maricopa Point. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Powell Point, hike along Hermit Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 44°F and 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coronado Beach and Moonlight State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and South Carlsbad State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and wander the streets of Little Italy.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): engage your brain at California Science Center, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get engrossed in the history at Skirball Cultural Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 44°F and lows reach 13°F.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.