56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Truth or Consequences
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nageezi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Arches National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Chinle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences ©
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blackstone Hotsprings as well as Geronimo Springs Museum. On the 2nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Geronimo Springs Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at City of Rocks State Park and then test the waters at Blackstone Hotsprings.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Truth or Consequences sightseeing planner.

Birmingham to Truth or Consequences is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect nights in Truth or Consequences to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 96°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Deming
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
Riverbend Hot Springs ©
Riverbend Hot Springs
City of Rocks State Park ©
City of Rocks State Park

7
nights
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 Taos County Courthouse Murals, Kit Carson Home & Museum, Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Plaza Blanca (in Abiquiu), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, appreciate the history behind Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Discover how to plan a Santa Fe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Truth or Consequences to Santa Fe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Truth or Consequences in June, with highs in Santa Fe at 89°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Nageezi.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Taos, Bandelier National Monument, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Plaza Blanca
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad ©

2
nights
Nageezi

Nageezi ©
Nageezi is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Una Vida and then steep yourself in history at Chetro Ketl. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nageezi road trip site .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Nageezi in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Nageezi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chaco Culture National Historical Park ©
Pueblo Bonito ©
Pueblo Bonito
Chetro Ketl ©
Chetro Ketl

5
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Lowry Pueblo, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Mesa Verde National Park: Cortez (Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum & Hovenweep National Monument), Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Long House, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nageezi to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nageezi in June since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cortez, Four Corners Monument, Lowry Pueblo, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tower of Babel, Visitor Center, Corona Arch, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Delicate Arch, explore the striking landscape at Double O Arch, make a trip to Wolfe Ranch, and trek along Landscape Arch.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Goblin Valley State Park, Island In The Sky Visitor Center, Corona Arch
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

3
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon as well as Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monument Valley: Mexican Hat (Muley Point Overlook & Valley of the Gods). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in June, with highs in Monument Valley at 87°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Weeping Rock Trail, Riverside Walk and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. On the 26th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then stroll through Riverside Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Weeping Rock Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in June: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

3
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walpi Village, Canyon de Chelly National Monument and North Rim Drive. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock, explore the ancient world of White House Ruin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at White House Ruins Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinle sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Chinle by car takes about 6.5 hours. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chinle: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Flagstaff.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Walpi Village
Highlights from your plan
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Walpi Village ©
Walpi Village

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Crystal Magic. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery and then look for gifts at Crystal Magic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, then take in the dramatic natural features at Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, then admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and finally see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Flagstaff travel planning website .

Drive from Chinle to Flagstaff in 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chinle in July; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 81°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Meteor Crater, Painted Desert, Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center
Highlights from your plan
Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

9
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Trail of Time, Yavapai Geology Museum, South Rim Visitor Center, and other attractions. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, hike along Rim Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tusayan
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You've added Crescent Moon Picnic Site, Seven Sacred Pools, Red Rock State Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), look for gifts at Cocopah, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 92°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mission San Xavier del Bac as well as Tumacacori National Historical Park. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tucson travel route planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Tucson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Tucson. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tumacacori National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

7
nights
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.
You've added Warwick's, Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla, Casa de Estudillo, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Tucson to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Tucson, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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