30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
4
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
6
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
7
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
8
Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
9
Monument Valley
— 4 nights

3
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Santa Monica

Santa Monica
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Take a break from the city and head to Redondo Beach and South Bay Bicycle Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carpinteria State Beach and Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path. Explore Santa Monica's surroundings by going to Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard), Point Mugu State Park (in Point Mugu) and Malibu (El Matador State Beach, Zuma Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, head outdoors with Pro Sup Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tar Pits Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip maker.

Philadelphia to Santa Monica is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Carpinteria, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Oxnard Beach Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
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Point Mugu State Park
Point Mugu State Park
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park

2
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, then hike along 49 Palms Canyon Trail, and finally trek along Split Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then hike along Ryan Mountain, and finally admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Santa Monica in June, plan for much hotter days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 102°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain

4
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grandview Point and East Rim Drive. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Yaki Point. There's much more to do: get great views at Maricopa Point, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, don't miss a visit to Moran Point, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

Planning Grand Canyon National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
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Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail

5
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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.
Get outdoors at The Narrows and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Explore hidden gems such as Riverside Walk and Hidden Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Angel's Landing, hike along Watchman Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail, and take a memorable drive along Kolob Canyon Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by shuttle takes about 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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The Subway ©
The Subway
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kodachrome Basin State Park and Fairyland Loop Trail. Get outdoors at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Wall Street. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, get great views at Sunrise Point, and explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce, Kodachrome Basin State Park
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail, then trek along Capitol Gorge Trail, and finally appreciate the views at Cathedral Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Grand Wash Trail, steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, then steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, then hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Goosenecks Overlook.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park vacation website.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Capitol Reef National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
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Little Wild Horse Canyon ©
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Step out of the city life by going to Windows and Fiery Furnace. Step off the beaten path and head to Double Arch and Arches National Park Scenic Drive. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch, hike along Park Avenue Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine Tree Arch Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in July; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

3
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Step out of the city life by going to Island in the Sky and Upheaval Dome. Explore hidden gems such as Shafer Trail and Grand View Point Overlook. Take a break from Canyonlands National Park with a short trip to Utah State Route 95 in Blanding, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook, take some stellar pictures from Whale Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail, and trek along Neck Spring.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip site.

Getting from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Utah State Route 95
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome
Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goosenecks State Park and Moki Dugway. Take a break from the city and head to Valley of the Gods and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Monument Valley side-trips: Blanding (The Dinosaur Museum, The Edge of the Cedars State Park, &more) and Chinle (White House Ruins Trail & White House Ruin). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Wildcat Trail, explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 90°F and 59°F. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blanding, Chinle, Moki Dugway, Valley of the Gods
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
White House Ruins Trail
White House Ruins Trail
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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