60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  26​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Rapid City
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Rapid City
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  7​h
5
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
6
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Clarksdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Vicksburg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Natchez
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Lafayette
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Lake Charles
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
16
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
17
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
18
Roswell
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
19
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
20
Cortez
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
21
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
22
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
23
Green River
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
24
Torrey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
25
Bryce
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
26
Springdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
27
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
28
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
29
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
30
Death Valley Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
31
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
32
Mariposa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
33
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
34
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
35
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
36
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
37
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
38
Solvang
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
39
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
40
Los Angeles
— 1 day
End: Los Angeles

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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 Speed Boats Tours, Cruise San Diego, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Perth, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to San Diego, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 20°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Speed Boats Tours

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Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City route planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Rapid City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Rapid City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've added Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, Crazy Horse Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Days of '76 Museum.

Plan trip to Keystone with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Keystone is very close to Rapid City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rapid City in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 26°C and lows are around 10°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trips

Deadwood, Custer, Harney Peak, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Rapid City

Rapid City
For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip planner .

Rapid City is just a short distance from Keystone. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in June since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Museums

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added 9/11 Memorial, American Museum of Natural History, 9/11 Ground Zero Tour, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Square Park, wander the streets of Times Square, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read New York City road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rapid City to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rapid City to New York City. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Rapid City in June, with lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Food Tours

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary and then don't miss a visit to Wanamaker Organ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, then take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck, and finally get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia - Axe Throwing.

Plan a Philadelphia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Mall as well as Big Bus Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and explore and take pictures at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Mall ©
National Mall

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Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Downtown Nashville. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and take in the views from Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, explore the world behind art at Dixon Gallery & Gardens, and contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Memphis day trip planning app .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Clarksdale

Clarksdale ©
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. On the 11th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center, view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, then see the interesting displays at The Delta Blues Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Crossroad, and finally steep yourself in history at Hopson Plantation Commissary.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Clarksdale trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Memphis to Clarksdale. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Hopson Plantation Commissary ©
Hopson Plantation Commissary
Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center ©

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. To see photos and other tourist information, read our Vicksburg trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clarksdale to Vicksburg. In July in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toNatchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Natchez

Natchez
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Natchez trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitney Plantation and St. Louis Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Beauvoir (in Biloxi) and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (in Gulfport). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Garden District, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from Natchez to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Natchez in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Beauvoir, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Martin de Tours, and finally explore the activities along Lake Martin.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Lafayette are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Church of St Martin de Tours, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Church of St Martin de Tours ©
Church of St Martin de Tours
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

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Lake Charles

Lake Charles
Lake Charles is a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, situated almost entirely within the Lake Charles city limits. On the 17th (Fri), walk around Millennium Park and then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles holiday app .

Take a bus from Lafayette to Lake Charles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Antonio.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks Museums Outdoors

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You've added Witte Museum, Battle For Texas: The Experience, GO Rio San Antonio River Cruises, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural Bridge Caverns and St Joseph Catholic Church. There's lots more to do: take in the history at Mission San Jose, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lake Charles to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lake Charles in July, you will find days in San Antonio are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): Head underground at Big Room and then Head underground at King's Palace.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is minus 1 hour. July in Carlsbad Caverns National Park sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roswell UFO Tours as well as International UFO Museum and Research Center. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, stop by Alien Zone Area 51, and then do sightseeing your way with Roswell UFO Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Roswell using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Outdoors

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe itinerary builder .

You can drive from Roswell to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. In July, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Roswell - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Cortez.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan

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Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 25th (Sat), get a taste of life in the country at Majestic Dude Ranch, then explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, then explore the ancient world of Hovenweep National Monument, and finally walk around Towac Visitor Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cortez driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Santa Fe to Cortez with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Cortez

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Majestic Dude Ranch, Towac Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Majestic Dude Ranch ©
Majestic Dude Ranch

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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, stroll around Sandstone Tours, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, and finally explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexican Hat trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cortez to Mexican Hat. July in Mexican Hat sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, and finally don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Double Arch, then hike along Negro Bill Canyon Trail, and then do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mexican Hat to Moab. Traveling from Mexican Hat in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Green River.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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Green River

Green River ©
Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Goblin Valley State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Green River vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Moab to Green River takes an hour. In July in Green River, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Torrey.

Things to do in Green River

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Goblin Valley State Park ©
Goblin Valley State Park

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Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Highway 12 Scenic Byway as well as Gifford Homestead. On the 29th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Highway 12 Scenic Byway, contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, and then stroll through Chimney Rock Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Torrey trip planner .

You can drive from Green River to Torrey in 2 hours. In July, Torrey is a bit cooler than Green River - with highs of 32°C and lows of 10°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce.

Things to do in Torrey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

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Bryce

Bryce ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bryce online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Torrey to Bryce in 2 hours. July in Bryce sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Springdale.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, and then take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Springdale trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce to Springdale takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce in July, things will get a bit warmer in Springdale: highs are around 40°C and lows about 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Page.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
David J West Gallery ©
David J West Gallery

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and finally admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Springdale to Page by combination of taxi and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Springdale in August, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and finally take in the views from Navajo Bridge.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Page in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes V - The Ultimate Variety Show, Vegas! The Show, The Beatles - Love - Cirque du Soleil, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and The LINQ Promenade. There's much more to do: get your game on at Dig This, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Food Tours
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Junction ©
Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. You've added Devil's Golf Course, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Dublin Gulch, cruise along Artists Dr, get answers to all your questions at Furnace Creek Visitor Center, then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Aguereberry Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley Junction travel route planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley Junction by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in August since evenings lows in Death Valley Junction dip to 24°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Dublin Gulch
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Furnace Creek Visitor Center ©
Furnace Creek Visitor Center

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll around Mono Lake County Park, trek along Crystal Lake trail, and then hike along Earthquake Fault.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes day trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley Junction to Mammoth Lakes in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Death Valley Junction in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mariposa.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get great views at Valley View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally trek along Mariposa Grove.

Planning Mariposa trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Mariposa in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Mariposa: highs are around 41°C and lows about 20°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Walking tours. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Mariposa to San Francisco with the Route module. Traveling from Mariposa in August, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Winchester Mystery House as well as Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Jose road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in San Jose hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from San Jose to Monterey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in August, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pfeiffer State Beach, Bixby Bridge and McWay Falls. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Big Sur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
You've now added Hearst Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Simeon online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Solvang.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, stop by Vinhus, and then admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Solvang road trip website .

You can drive from San Simeon to Solvang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Solvang, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

La Purisima State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 16th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Moreton Bay Fig Tree and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ganna Walska Lotusland.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Solvang to Santa Barbara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Solvang in August, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ganna Walska Lotusland ©
Ganna Walska Lotusland
Moreton Bay Fig Tree ©
Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planning site .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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