22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Santa Fe
— Few hours
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h
6
Portland
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 15 min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h 15 min
8
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
10
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  16 h 15 min
11
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: Houston

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Mama's Minerals.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe travel planner.

Houston to Santa Fe is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. In July, Santa Fe is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
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Mama's Minerals ©
Mama's Minerals

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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 4th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For maps and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sedona road trip site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 92°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder 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 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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 9th (Thu): engage your brain at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then walk around Crissy Field.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 12th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

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

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle holiday builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, trek along Highline Trail, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio visit planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to San Antonio is 1 hour. In July, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Colorado Springs - with highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get great views at Mount Bonnell, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin online route builder.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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