31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
15
Lexington
— 1 night
End: Lexington


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1
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker site .

Lexington to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Chicago. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Shopping
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

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the masterpieces at Foothills Art Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denver attractions tool .

Fly from Chicago to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to 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 ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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day
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 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, explore and take pictures at Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park vacation tool .

Fly from Denver to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
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 wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Zion National Park takes 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, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Zion National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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

1
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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): stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car 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

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get answers to all your questions at Yavapai Point, and take in a show at Hopi House.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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

2
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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.
On the 12th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planner.

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, trek along Big Stump Basin, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 94°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough 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
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

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 June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up 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
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 79°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Model Railroad Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough 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 ©

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company, shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip planner .

Fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and somewhat 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

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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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): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Santa Fe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Phoenix, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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 try your luck at Keeneland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington visit planner .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Lexington in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Lexington due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Lexington: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

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

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