24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Big Sur
— 4 nights
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
6
Malibu
— 1 night
7
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
9
Sedona
— 3 nights

3
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trail Ridge Road and Hallett Peak. Get some cultural insight at Chapel on the Rock and Eagle Plume Trading Post. Get out of town with these interesting Rocky Mountain National Park side-trips: Winding River Resort Stables (in Grand Lake) and Columbine Lake Trail (in Fraser). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Calypso Cascades, trek along Twin Sisters Peaks Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary planner.

Cincinnati to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Cincinnati in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Winding River Resort Stables, Columbine Lake Trail
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the activities along Hanging Lake, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon, thentake in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and finally Head underground at Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Glenwood Canyon
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

2
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, thentake in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, hike along Bryce Amphitheatre, trek along Rim Trail, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bryce
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Get in touch with nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and McWay Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parsonage Winery Tasting Room and Bernardus Winery and Vineyard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Big Sur: Carmel Valley (Joullian Vineyards & Winery & Folktale Winery & Vineyard). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, and cruise along Old Coast Road.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Sur in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Sur, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Big Sur are little chillier (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, Sand Dollar Beach
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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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 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach, steep yourself in history at Casa del Herrero, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cabrillo Bike Path, thenkick back and relax at East Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thousand Steps Beach.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara planning site.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from Big Sur in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Butterfly Beach, Carpinteria State Beach
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Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
East Beach ©
East Beach
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Carbon Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip builder.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Malibu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Carbon Beach
Carbon Beach

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): head outdoors with Shaws Cove, kick back and relax at Crystal Cove, walk around Crescent Bay Point Park, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and finally partake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Corona Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Sherman Library & Gardens, stroll through Treasure Island Beach, kick back and relax at Victoria Beach, thenadmire the masterpieces at Laguna Art Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kush Fine Art Laguna Beach Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Laguna Beach online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Laguna Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and train; or take a bus. In July in Laguna Beach, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Newport Beach
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

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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 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar City Beach, thenstroll through South Carlsbad State Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, and finally walk around La Jolla Shores Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, thenkick back and relax at Windansea Beach, thenpause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Bay Park.

You can plan San Diego trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Laguna Beach to San Diego by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in San Diego sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Del Mar City Beach, Coronado Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, Moonlight State Beach
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): trek along Little Horse Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site, stroll through Brin's Mesa Trail, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Huckaby Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, steep yourself in history at Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, and finally stop by Whiskey Row.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sedona tour builder.

You can fly from San Diego to Sedona in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from San Diego to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Prescott
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Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Crescent Moon Picnic Site ©
Crescent Moon Picnic Site

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