35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Arches National Park
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Modesto
— 3 nights
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day by day itinerary now includes VW Slug Bug Ranch, Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and Cadillac Ranch.

You can plan Amarillo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Dallas to Amarillo is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amarillo, with lows around 66°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
You've now added Bishop Castle to your itinerary.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve journey builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amarillo to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. In July, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder than Amarillo - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You've now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Fern Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dream Lake, and then explore the activities along Chasm Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Arches National Park

— 3 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, and then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park travel planner.

Fly from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Moab trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Moab are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 81°F and lows at 48°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then admire the sheer force of Emerald Pools.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 50°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fremont Street Experience, Fountains of Bellagio, Hoover Dam, and other attractions you added. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shelby American Inc and Pinball Hall of Fame. Take a break from the city and head to Hoover Dam Bypass and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The National Atomic Testing Museum and have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online travel planner.

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 101°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Broad, Little Tokyo, The Last Bookstore, and other attractions. On the 9th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Olvera Street, wander the streets of Little Tokyo, then explore the world behind art at The Broad, then stop by The Last Bookstore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Alamo Square, Sawyer Camp Trail, Coyote Point Recreation Area, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Basin Redwoods State Park and The Marine Mammal Center. Change things up with a short trip to Bodega Head in Bodega Bay (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Golden Gate National Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Modesto.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Modesto

— 3 nights
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cosumnes River Preserve and Great Valley Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of McHenry Mansion.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Modesto journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Modesto takes 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for warmer days in Modesto, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Modesto

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.