15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Jose
— 1 day
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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San Jose

— 1 day

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Jose tour itinerary builder app.

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a subway. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 59°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 3rd (Sat), trek along Stevens Trail and then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sacramento driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Jose to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from San Jose in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then stroll through Temple Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can fly from Sacramento to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sacramento in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Seattle visit planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are warmer (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and walk around Laurelhurst Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Jose.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

On the 15th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University and then admire the natural beauty at Oakland California Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose journey planning site.

You can fly from Portland to San Jose in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.