13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Vegas
Drive
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive
6
San Diego
— 5 nights

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planner.

Boston to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. In August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Boston - with highs of 101°F and lows of 77°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Riverside Walk, Emerald Pools, Observation Point, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 Moran Point, Yaki Point, Bright Angel Point, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get great views at Hopi Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, get great views at Moran Point, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then get great views at Grandview Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites
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Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You've now added Clarkdale Kayak Co. to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Off-Road Tours and Cathedral Rock. There's still lots to do: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, look for gifts at Urban Gypsies Boutique, and immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 89°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Palm Springs

— 1 night
On the 15th (Sun), explore the galleries of Palm Springs Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and then trek along Palm Springs Museum Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Palm Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Palm Springs. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in August, with highs in Palm Springs at 107°F and lows at 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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San Diego

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Balboa Park. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take an in-depth tour of Junipero Serra Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in August, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.