22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Diego
— 2 nights
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Zephyr Cove
— 2 nights
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
8
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
9
Minneapolis
— 1 night
10
Chicago
— 2 nights
11
Cleveland
— 1 night

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Diego. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Telescope Peak trail, thentake some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, thenhike along Panorama Trail, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zephyr Cove.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Zephyr Cove

Zephyr Cove ©
Zephyr Cove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Kings Beach State Recreation Area (in Kings Beach), Tahoe Meadows Trail (in Incline Village) and Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory (in New Washoe City). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, contemplate the long history of Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, enjoy the sand and surf at Nevada Beach Campground, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zephyr Cove route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Zephyr Cove. In July, daily temperatures in Zephyr Cove can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zephyr Cove

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Incline Village, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Genoa Cemetery, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory
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Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

Start your trip to Salt Lake City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zephyr Cove to Salt Lake City. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zephyr Cove in July, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be much hotter, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, thentake in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, thentake a memorable drive along Loop Road, thenexplore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Badlands National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, thensee the interesting displays at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, thenadmire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and finally find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum and then browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Minneapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Minneapolis, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Bloomington
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, thenexplore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenstroll around Millennium Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Chicago sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 27th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cleveland vacation builder website.

Getting from Chicago to Cleveland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Cleveland are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

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