58 days in United States Itinerary

58 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Gila Bend
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Gila Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ajo
Drive
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive
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Caineville
— 5 nights
Drive
12
Cannonville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
14
Sedona
— 5 nights
Fly
15
Los Angeles
— 7 nights

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San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 25th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

Walnut Creek to San Diego is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Walnut Creek in May, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Gila Bend.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Gila Bend

— 2 nights
Gila Bend, founded in 1872, is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gila Bend Visitor's Center and Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Painted Rock Petroglyph Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Gila Bend trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Gila Bend. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Gila Bend. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in May: highs in Gila Bend hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 65°F. You will leave for Ajo on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Gila Bend

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Ajo

Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ajo trip planner.

You can drive from Gila Bend to Ajo in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ajo can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Ajo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 4 nights
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.
When in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, make a side trip to see Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Salt Flat, approximately Salt Flat away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, take a memorable drive along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, and look for all kinds of wild species at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ajo to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Traveling from Ajo in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 5 nights

City Different

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: New Mexico River Adventures (in Embudo), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with Santa Fe Balloon Company, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in June: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 89°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 4 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Balloon Rides (in Albuquerque), The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores) and Cortez (Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum & Hovenweep National Monument). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Long House, pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument, contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, and admire the majestic nature at Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park holiday app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pagosa Springs

— 2 nights
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): pedal to the sights with Bike Tours and then fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Mon), admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Pagosa Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Boulder

— 3 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulder: New Belgium Brewing Company (in Fort Collins) and Golden (Golden History Museum & Park & Coors Brewery). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Flagstaff Mountain, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder holiday planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Boulder by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June in Boulder, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Caineville.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Caineville

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Caineville side-trips: Blanding (Hite Crossing Bridge & Utah State Route 95), Capitol Reef National Park (Off-Road & ATV Trails, Capitol Reef National Park , &more) and Cataract Canyon (in Canyonlands National Park).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Caineville tour website.

Drive from Boulder to Caineville in 7 hours. Traveling from Boulder in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Caineville, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cannonville.

Things to do in Caineville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannonville

— 5 nights
Cannonville is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Cannonville side-trips: Bryce Canyon National Park (Yovimpa Point & Rainbow Point), Ice Cave (in Duck Creek Village) and Maynard Dixon Living History Museum (in Mount Carmel). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Willis Creek, explore and take pictures at Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway, and admire the majestic nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cannonville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Caineville to Cannonville takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cannonville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Rim Visitor Center.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cannonville to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite in Clarkdale, approximately Clarkdale away. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, get a new perspective on things with Clarkdale Kayak Co., and admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, Sedona is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sedona in July, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.