19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kemah
Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h
8
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Kemah

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vivo Contemporary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then enjoy some diversion at Downs at Albuquerque, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker app .

Kemah to Albuquerque is an approximately 4-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kemah in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Fe
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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 4th (Mon), stroll through Deer Valley Resort, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then don't miss a visit to Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in June; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 84°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
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Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

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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.
Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, hike along Forest Park, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Portland is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in June: highs in Portland hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Trees of Mystery, meet the residents at Ocean World, then admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, and finally trek along Stout Grove. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Del Norte County Historical Society, then enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse, and finally take a memorable drive along Howland Hill Road.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Crescent City online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Crescent City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, things will get slightly colder in Crescent City: highs are around 60°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trees of Mystery, Harris Beach State Park
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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip maker app .

Getting from Crescent City to Big Sur by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Crescent City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Dana Point Harbor, then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Heisler Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier, and then take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier.

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

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Laguna Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in June: high temperatures in Laguna Beach hover around 75°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dana Point, Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente Pier, Huntington Beach Pier
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Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get great views at Lookout Studio and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey app .

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Laguna Beach to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Laguna Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Big Bend National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Bend National Park takes 15 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Bend National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Big Bend National Park hover around 100°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Nature Parks
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains

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