31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Saint Louis
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Anaheim
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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Onondaga Cave (in Leasburg). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, stroll around Tilles Park, get engrossed in the history at Campbell House Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary planning tool.

Los Angeles to Saint Louis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation builder.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City tour planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Denver

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Sugarloaf Mountain (in Boulder), Colorado Springs (U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum & Garden of the Gods) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine, and get outside with Apex Ex.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Denver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway), Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork) and Provo (Crandall Historical Printing Museum & Provo Canyon). There's still lots to do: cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, delve into the lush surroundings at Uinta National Forest, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and hit the slopes at Little Cottonwood Canyon.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City attractions tool.

Fly from Denver to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Salt Lake City at 95°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Thu): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then get great views at Observation Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): trek along The Narrows.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, Zion National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 26th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal, and hike along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Take a break from Anaheim with a short trip to Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, about 34 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Thu) at Disneyland Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District, don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District, and let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Anaheim when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Orange County travel guide

4.5
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Embodying southern California's ambience of laid-back sophistication, Orange County is one of the state's most popular vacation destinations, offering year-round sunshine, beautiful golden beaches, and high-end shopping and dining, spread throughout several picturesque beach communities. Spend your holiday indulging at the region's oceanfront spas, designer boutiques, and five-star restaurants, or opt for a trip to the Disneyland Resort and Knott's Berry Farm. While known mostly for its luxurious amenities, the region is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts, home to several national parks and active marinas.