36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Chicago
— 1 night
2
Rapid City
— 1 night
3
Denver
— 1 day
4
Moab
— 3 nights
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
9
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
12
Sedona
— 3 nights
13
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
14
Austin
— 3 nights

1
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Chicago Photo Safaris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, thenget to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally kick back and relax at Oak Street Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planning app.

Durham to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durham to Chicago. When traveling from Durham in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, examine the collection at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, and finally learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with The Stables at Palmer Gulch, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Lake Park.

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Fly from Chicago to Rapid City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Stables at Palmer Gulch, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Canyon Lake Park ©
Canyon Lake Park

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Creek Trail, and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:
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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail

3
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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyonlands Ballooning and Park Avenue Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Double Arch and Skydive Moab. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, hike along Balanced Rock Trail, get a new perspective on things with Moab Jett, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gemini Bridges.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Moab itinerary planner.

You can fly from Denver to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, Moab is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
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Canyonlands Ballooning ©
Canyonlands Ballooning
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Skydive Moab ©
Skydive Moab

4
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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Alki Beach and Alki Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum & Point Defiance Park). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and walk around Kerry Park.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Seattle takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Moab in June: highs in Seattle hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tacoma
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, thencontemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, thenstroll through Miramar Beach, and then kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach.

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You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, thendon't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentrek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally identify plant and animal life at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, trek along Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Beryl Spring ©
Beryl Spring

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Fri), trek along Riverside Walk, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail, thenhike along Timber Creek Overlook Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Checkerboard Mesa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon, thengrab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, and then hike along Watchman Trail.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for much hotter days in Zion National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Titanic, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, thenstop by The LINQ Promenade, thenzoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

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

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 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 to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

2
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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 29th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, thentrot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, walk around Indian Garden, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, thenget great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Oak Creek Canyon and Doe Mountain Trail. Visiting Sedona Adventure Tours and Huckaby Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, learn about winemaking at Pillsbury Wine Company North, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are much warmer (°F). On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pillsbury Wine Company North
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Broad, thenstroll through 26-Mile Bike Path, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, identify plant and animal life at Marina del Rey Whale Watching, thenget a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Marina del Rey Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
The Broad ©
The Broad

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zip Lost Pines and Austin Nature & Science Center. Get outdoors at Barton Springs Pool and Bike and Brew ATX. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Comal River (in New Braunfels), Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley) and Flat Creek Estate Winery (in Marble Falls). The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the majestic nature at McKinney Falls State Park, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and Head underground at Inner Space Cavern.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Comal River, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Zip Lost Pines, Inner Space Cavern, Flat Creek Estate Winery
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Zip Lost Pines ©
Zip Lost Pines
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area

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