18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  5 h
1
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Telluride
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
5
Farmington
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Navajo Dam
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
car:  10 h
9
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
11
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
13
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  11 h
End: Salt Lake City

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night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You've now added Arches National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moab travel route builder website.

Salt Lake City to Moab is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 97°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You've added AVA Rafting & Zipline, Elitch Gardens Theme Park, 16th Street Mall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): shake up your sightseeing with AVA Rafting & Zipline, observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium, then make a trip to 16th Street Mall, and finally get in on the family fun at Elitch Gardens Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver tour planner.

Getting from Moab to Denver by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in July: high temperatures in Denver hover around 87°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Denver

Theme Parks Tours Adventure
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Elitch Gardens Theme Park ©
Elitch Gardens Theme Park
AVA Rafting & Zipline ©
AVA Rafting & Zipline
Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium

2
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Telluride Outfitters. On the 3rd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Telluride trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Telluride takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Telluride to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside
Telluride Outfitters ©
Telluride Outfitters
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

few
hours
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.
You've now added Balcony House to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Balcony House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Telluride in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Farmington.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House

few
hours
Farmington

Farmington
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Farmington trip planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Farmington by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July since evenings lows in Farmington dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Navajo Dam.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Navajo Dam

Navajo Dam ©
You've now added Navajo Lake State Park (Pine) to your itinerary. On the 5th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Navajo Lake State Park (Pine).

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Navajo Dam attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Navajo Dam takes an hour. Traveling from Farmington in July, things will get a bit cooler in Navajo Dam: highs are around 86°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Navajo Dam

Nature Parks
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Navajo Lake State Park (Pine) ©
Navajo Lake State Park (Pine)

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape the Room Albuquerque as well as Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): soar above the sights with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon and then test your team's savvy at Escape the Room Albuquerque.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Navajo Dam to Albuquerque by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Navajo Dam in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon ©
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Escape the Room Albuquerque ©
Escape the Room Albuquerque

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon Helicopters. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the world from above with Grand Canyon Helicopters, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then get great views at Mather Point, and finally stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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hours
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 The Narrows. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've added The Roller Coaster, High Roller, Stratosphere Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 8th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at High Roller and then don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Theme Parks Shopping Fun & Games
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Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park ©
Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park
High Roller ©
High Roller
Stratosphere Tower ©
Stratosphere Tower

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, Pacific Surf School, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Pacific Surf School, tour in harmony with nature at La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planning app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beverly Center as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at Beverly Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Hermosa Beach Pier. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip tool.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Downtown Disney as well as Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park.

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Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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