31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  7​h
13
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
San Francisco
— 4 nights
End: San Francisco

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
International UFO Museum and Research Center has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell trip itinerary planning site .

Dallas to Roswell is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 68°F in Roswell. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Singing Road
Highlights from your plan

1
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nambe Falls. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then admire the sheer force of Nambe Falls, and then make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Fe journey planner .

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Alamogordo in July, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Nambe Falls ©
Nambe Falls

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Chasm Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, then stroll through Lily Lake Trailhead, and finally admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls. On the next day, explore the activities along Dream Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fern Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chasm Lake ©
Chasm Lake
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Landscape Arch, stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead, then hike along Double Arch, and finally stroll through Turret Arch.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In July, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Double Down Bike Shop, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then stroll through Bike Fiend.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moab tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. July in Moab sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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 29th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Rim Trail. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

2
nights
Zion National Park

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.
On the 31st (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, trek along Angel's Landing, and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

Make your Zion National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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night
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Attractions like Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, get lovey-dovey at Little Church of the West, and take in breathtaking views at Hoover Dam Bypass.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

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night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary builder site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 101°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 9th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Los Angeles is little chillier than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (81°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Bodega Head. Get in touch with nature at Tule Elk Preserve and The Marine Mammal Center. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Frog's Leap Winery in Rutherford, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Golden Gate National Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Bodega Head, The Marine Mammal Center, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Tule Elk Preserve, Golden Gate National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center

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