38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  6​h
1
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Roswell
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
14
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park ©
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then Head underground at Big Room. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail and then Head underground at King's Palace.

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Dallas to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect Guadalupe Mountains National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 89°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitor Center. On the 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, then get answers to all your questions at Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitor Center, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rattlesnake Springs. On your second day here, Head underground at King's Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in July, expect nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 97°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
International UFO Museum and Research Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center, and then meet the residents at Spring River Park and Zoo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Roswell trip maker website .

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell in 2.5 hours. July in Roswell sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 68°F at night. You'll set off for Alamogordo on the 21st (Sun).

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Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. White Sands National Monument has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), look for gifts at White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop and then explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, learn about winemaking at Tularosa Vineyards, then relax in the rural setting at McGinn's PistachioLand, and finally learn about winemaking at Heart of the Desert.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo vacation maker app .

Traveling by bus from Roswell to Alamogordo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Alamogordo sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tularosa
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McGinn's PistachioLand ©
McGinn's PistachioLand
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site ©
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

1
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque attractions tool .

You can drive from Alamogordo to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nambe Falls. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road and then don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Nambe Falls.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Fe journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Nambe Falls ©
Nambe Falls

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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 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Windows, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and then admire all the interesting features of Delicate Arch. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace, then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Santa Fe to Arches National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In July, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

4
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Moab are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): hike along Rim Trail, then trek along Bryce Amphitheatre, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder site .

Drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Horseback Riding Tours
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Observation Point, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In August, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 90°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). Spend the 12th (Mon) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Boulder City, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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