18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  9​h
1
Portland
— 1 day
train:  5​h 30​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 1 day
train:  8​h 15​min
3
Eugene
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
Pebble Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Phoenix
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
15
San Diego
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, steep yourself in history at The Old Church Concert Hall, then take in the pleasant sights at Wintler Community Park, then make a trip to Chinatown Gate, and finally stroll around Japanese American Historical Plaza.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portland tour site .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, Portland is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wintler Community Park
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First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church
The Old Church Concert Hall ©
The Old Church Concert Hall
Japanese American Historical Plaza ©

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Portland to Olympic National Park by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Eugene.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Eugene

Eugene
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. On the 7th (Sun), trek along McKenzie River National Recreation Trail and then trek along Row River Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Eugene holiday planner .

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Eugene in 8.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eugene: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eugene

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Row River Trail
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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 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Marine Mammal Center, wander the streets of Little Italy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Japantown. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Filoli, kick back and relax at Miramar Beach, and then stroll through Mavericks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker website .

You can fly from Eugene to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eugene, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, The Marine Mammal Center, Filoli
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The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach

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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 10th (Wed): make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then get great views at Valley View, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 12th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Tor House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then wander the streets of Ocean Avenue, and finally look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Carmel vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Pebble Beach.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach ©
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bird Rock Vista Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Pebble Beach trip planner .

Pebble Beach is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In July in Pebble Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pebble Beach

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, learn about winemaking at Santa Barbara Winery, do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then center your mind and body at Salt Cave, and finally do a tasting at Grassini Family Vineyards.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pebble Beach to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Pebble Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
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Santa Barbara Winery ©
Santa Barbara Winery
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 15th (Mon), make a trip to Hsi Lai Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Anaheim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, Anaheim is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hsi Lai Temple, Christ Cathedral, Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
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Hsi Lai Temple ©
Hsi Lai Temple
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve ©
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
Christ Cathedral ©
Christ Cathedral

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at A Elvis Chapel, and finally take in a show at Alibi Las Vegas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder .

You can drive from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In July, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Anaheim - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Nightlife Museums
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Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods
Guardian Angel Cathedral ©
Guardian Angel Cathedral
Alibi Las Vegas ©
Alibi Las Vegas

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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 17th (Wed): hike along Kayenta Trail, then stroll through Riverside Walk, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then stroll around Sandstone Tours, and finally trek along Wildcat Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. In July in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, get engrossed in the history at Sedona Heritage Museum, contemplate the long history of Honanki Heritage Site, then stop by The Sedona Fudge Company, and finally trek along Brin's Mesa Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip planning app .

Drive from Monument Valley to Sedona in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Monument Valley in July, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Honanki Heritage Site ©
Honanki Heritage Site
Sedona Heritage Museum ©
Sedona Heritage Museum

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 106°F and 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Franciscan Renewal Center
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Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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San Diego

San Diego
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.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 68°F, while days are cooler, around 77°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks
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