18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Iowa City
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 2 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
4
Burns
— 1 night
5
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
8
Albuquerque
— 3 nights

1
night
Iowa City

Iowa City
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Iowa City tour site.

Rochester to Iowa City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochester to Iowa City is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Iowa City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Iowa City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then contemplate the long history of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, and finally browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Iowa City to Denver. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Iowa City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Iowa City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Denver. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 18th (Wed), trek along Osprey Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs, explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, then explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Green Dragon Spring.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

You can fly from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are colder with lows around 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Burns.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Green Dragon Spring ©
Green Dragon Spring
Osprey Falls Trail ©
Osprey Falls Trail
Purple Mountain Trail
Purple Mountain Trail

1
night
Burns

Burns
Burns is a city in and the county seat of Harney County, in the U.S. For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Burns tour planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Burns in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Burns. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Burns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 45°F. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Burns

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through California Coastal Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Burns to Redwood National Park takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Burns in August, plan for cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For ratings and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego route builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then appreciate the history behind Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes monument, and finally stroll through La Luz Trail. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cibola National Forest, stop by Albuquerque Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque travel route website.

Fly from San Diego to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 64°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest

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