17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Seattle
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Astoria
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Seattle

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company, and don't miss a visit to Seattle Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Astoria.

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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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Astoria

Astoria
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Seattle to Astoria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Astoria reach 68°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Astoria to Zion National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Astoria to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Astoria in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are much hotter, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona day trip site .

Getting from Zion National Park to Sedona by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

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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.
Visiting North Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. On the 10th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs in 11 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Pole - Santa's Workshop
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey builder website .

Fly from Colorado Springs to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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