15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park

— 2 nights
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along Capitol Gorge Trail and then make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

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Ojai to Capitol Reef National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ojai in December, things will get much colder in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 36°F and lows about 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Grand Junction

— 2 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Enstrom's, wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): meet the residents at Children's Nature Center, do a tasting at Two Rivers Winery, then learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Capitol Reef National Park to Grand Junction by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°F in Grand Junction. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then stroll around Forest Park, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, and then stroll around Tilles Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis route planner.

Getting from Grand Junction to Saint Louis by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Junction in December, with highs in Saint Louis at 45°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Grand Canyon National Park

— 8 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of Grand Canyon National Park with an excursion to Food Tours in Los Angeles--about 32 minutes away. On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.