31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Chicago
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 3 nights
3
Arches National Park
— 1 day
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
13
Phoenix
— 2 nights
14
Santa Fe
— 1 night
15
Lexington
— 1 night

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and finally walk around Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary maker app.

Lexington to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
nights
Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the masterpieces at Foothills Art Center, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, and finally engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Foothills Art Center, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), trek along Fiery Furnace, stroll through Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park sightseeing site.

You can fly from Denver to Arches National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, Arches National Park is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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 8th (Sat): trek along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary site.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

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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.
Kids will enjoy Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and look for gifts at Hopi House.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then make a trip to The Strip. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 103°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 14th (Fri), stroll through Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History, trek along Big Stump Basin, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Kids will enjoy Sentinel Dome and El Capitan. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Nevada Falls Loop, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

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

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Baker Beach. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 79°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company, then stop by Old Town Scottsdale, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Phoenix by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 107°F to lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Phoenix

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Santa Fe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Phoenix in June, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Fe, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and then bet on a winner at Keeneland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lexington planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Lexington in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for slightly colder days in Lexington, with highs around 84°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos · Fun & Games · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary ©
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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