42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Barstow
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mojave
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
15
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: London

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour (in Mukilteo) and Murhut Falls (in Olympic National Park). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Seattle hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Murhut Falls, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Visiting Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Multnomah Falls will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Ramona Falls Trail and Starvation Creek State Park. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale), Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail (in Stevenson) and Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portland travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Multnomah Falls, Ramona Falls Trail, Multnomah Falls, Little Zigzag Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Ramona Falls Trail ©
Ramona Falls Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Bodega Dunes. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and get curious at Exploratorium.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodie State Historic Park and Bridalveil Fall. Visiting Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View will get you outdoors. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 24th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, ponder the world of politics at Barstow Harvey House, and then get engrossed in the history at The California Route 66 Museum. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Fort irwin & NTC museum, then pause for some photo ops at Painted rocks, then take an in-depth tour of Mojave River Valley Museum, and finally revel in the low prices at Outlets at Barstow.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Barstow trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Barstow takes 2 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much hotter days in Barstow, with highs around 46°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fort Irwin, The California Route 66 Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mojave River Valley Museum ©
Mojave River Valley Museum
Rainbow Basin Natural Area ©
Rainbow Basin Natural Area
The California Route 66 Museum ©
The California Route 66 Museum

1
night
Mojave

Mojave
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mojave Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mojave trip planner .

You can drive from Barstow to Mojave in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barstow in June: highs in Mojave hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 25°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mojave

Outdoors Parks Trails

3
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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. The Strip and Titanic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Mojave to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mojave in June, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 46°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Bryce Amphitheatre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fairyland Loop Trail and Navajo Loop Trail. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 30°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours

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nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Kaibab National Forest, identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Heart Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Buckskin Gulch and then stroll through Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kanab trip planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Kanab at 40°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kaibab National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Buckskin Gulch ©
Buckskin Gulch

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zion National Park and The Narrows. Get outdoors at Angel's Landing and Zion Shuttle. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

Plan my Zion National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Visiting Rim Trail and Yavapai Point will get you outdoors. On the 10th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visit Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bell Rock and Bearizona Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Rowe Fine Art Gallery, hike along Oak Creek Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Sedona at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then take in the awesome beauty at Spur Cross Ranch, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Phoenix reach 48°C and lows reach 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Phoenix

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Spur Cross Ranch, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Spur Cross Ranch ©
Spur Cross Ranch

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 18th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Navajo National Monument, then admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then hike along Wildcat Trail, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Monument Valley trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of flight and car from Phoenix to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect nights in Monument Valley to be colder, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Goosenecks State Park, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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