15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 1 day
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence National Historical Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder website.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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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 28th (Sat): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to San Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. In August, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 98°F and lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Page itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Page in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Page. Traveling from San Antonio in August, things will get a bit cooler in Page: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Slide Rock State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Old Town Cottonwood and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Broken Arrow Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sedona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Page to Sedona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Sedona are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona Copper Art Museum
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe, then engage your brain at California Science Center, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally stay fit while traveling at Original Muscle Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a stroll through Chinatown, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mission District, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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 6th (Mon), stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Hoyt Arboretum ©
Hoyt Arboretum

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. On the next day, stroll through Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Newport road trip planning app.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in September: high temperatures in Newport hover around 64°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Heceta Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Highline Trail, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally explore the activities along McDonald Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake and then stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Newport to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Newport to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in September: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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