16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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 2nd (Fri), walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kogei Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner.

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from San Diego to Yosemite National Park in 16 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are colder (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

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.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then explore the stunning scenery at City Creek Canyon, and then trek along Lake Blanche Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City road trip planning website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are much hotter (70°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, and finally hike along Pine Tree Arch Trail. On the next day, hike along Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then make a trip to Delicate Arch, and finally make a trip to Wolfe Ranch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. July in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions site.

Getting from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piestewa Peak, and finally gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 106°F and lows about 85°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Children’s Museum of Phoenix ©
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Piestewa Peak ©
Piestewa Peak
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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