36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Marfa
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Phoenix
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Zion National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Morro Bay
— 9 nights
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Oxnard
— 1 night
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Santa Fe Springs
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Joshua Tree National Park
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Bisbee
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Roswell
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Marfa

— 1 night
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. On the 27th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Chinati Hot Springs.

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Austin to Marfa is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Traveling from Austin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marfa, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Marfa

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Phoenix

— 5 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goldwater Lake and Phippen Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Yavapai County Courthouse Square (in Prescott), Penske Racing Museum (in Scottsdale) and Downtown Gilbert (in Gilbert). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, hike along Cholla Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and get engrossed in the history at Phoenix Police Museum.

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Drive from Marfa to Phoenix in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Marfa in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 107°F and lows about 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Court of the Patriarchs.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park vacation tool.

You can fly from Phoenix to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Phoenix, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Four Mile Trail and Valley View. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Groveland and see Rainbow Pool, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and walk around Merced Grove.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in July, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 83°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then walk around Crissy Field. Keep things going the next day: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then examine the collection at The Marine Mammal Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Morro Bay

— 9 nights
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Morro Bay National Estuary and Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Morro Bay: Mission San Miguel Arcangel (in San Miguel), William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach (in San Simeon) and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (in Oceano). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Morro Strand State Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, and explore the world behind art at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oxnard.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Oxnard

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about all things military at U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serra Cross Park, then kick back and relax at Oxnard Beach Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Buenaventura, admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, and finally examine the collection at Mullin Automotive Museum.

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Getting from Morro Bay to Oxnard by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Morro Bay in July, you will find days in Oxnard are little chillier (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (62°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe Springs.

Things to do in Oxnard

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Fe Springs

— 3 nights
Santa Fe Springs is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heritage Park and Legg Lake Park, Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at American Millitary Museum, see the interesting displays at Cerritos-Astor Classics, browse the different shops at Cerritos Towne Center, and stroll around Heritage Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Fe Springs journey website.

Drive from Oxnard to Santa Fe Springs in 1.5 hours. In July, Santa Fe Springs is a bit warmer than Oxnard - with highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe Springs

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wonderland of Rocks and Geology Tour Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joshua Tree National Park: Mecca (Ladder Canyon Trail & Box Canyon Road). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak, make a trip to Arch Rock Nature Trail, and go for a walk through Cap Rock at Joshua Tree.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe Springs in July, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 103°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bisbee.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Bisbee

— 2 nights
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Muheim Heritage House Museum, don't miss a visit to Erie Street, and then get a sense of history and politics at Copper Queen Post Office. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Silver Strike Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Tree Museum, then steep yourself in history at Historic Gleeson Jail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Bisbee Brewing Company.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bisbee journey maker site.

You can fly from Joshua Tree National Park to Bisbee in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Bisbee is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July: high temperatures in Bisbee hover around 93°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Roswell.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Roswell

— 2 nights
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 30th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Pecos River, then take an in-depth tour of Artesia Historical Museum & Art Center, then find something for the whole family at Roswell Space Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Roswell trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bisbee to Roswell takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Roswell sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 68°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.