50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Ketchum
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Phoenix
— 4 nights
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore and learn at Lawson's Emu-Z-um and Boise Art Glass. For shopping fun, head to Boise Farmers Market or Cinder Wines. Explore Boise's surroundings by going to Celebration Park (in Melba) and Williamson Orchard & Vineyard (in Caldwell). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Capital City Public Market, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Meridian, and stop by Boise Town Square.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Boise trip planner .

Phoenix to Boise is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in April; daily highs in Boise reach 63°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ketchum.

Things to do in Boise

#Shopping, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Celebration Park, Williamson Orchard & Vineyard, The Village at Meridian, Lawson's Emu-Z-um, Cinder Wines
Highlights from your plan
Boise Art Glass ©
Boise Art Glass
Lawson's Emu-Z-um ©
Lawson's Emu-Z-um
Celebration Park ©
Celebration Park

4
nights
Ketchum

Ketchum ©
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Discover out-of-the-way places like Craters of the Moon National Monument and Bald Mountain Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gail Severn Gallery and Ketchum Cemetery. Step out of Ketchum to go to Sun Valley and see White Otter Outdoor Adventures, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Wood River Trail, hit the slopes at Bald Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fisher Creek Trail, and head outdoors with Fly Sun Valley.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchum online route planner .

You can drive from Boise to Ketchum in 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boise in April; daily highs in Ketchum reach 55°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Ketchum

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Sun Valley, Wood River Trail, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Galena Summit
Highlights from your plan
Fly Sun Valley ©
Fly Sun Valley
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain
Galena Summit ©
Galena Summit

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery and Freed Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Chocolate Frog and The Edge Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Lincoln City (Northwest Winds Kite Shop, Robert's Bookshop, & more), Gleneden Beach (in Gleneden Beach) and Earthworks Gallery (in Yachats). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, kick back and relax at Nye Beach, and indulge your taste buds at Newport Farmer's Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ketchum to Newport by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ketchum in May: highs in Newport hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Earthworks Gallery, Gleneden Beach, Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, The Edge Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
The Edge Art Gallery ©
The Edge Art Gallery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then stop by Orenco Station, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market, and finally browse the different shops at Clackamas Town Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planning site .

Drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

#Nature, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

Clackamas Town Center, Multnomah Falls, Orenco Station, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Tomales Bay State Park (in Inverness), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip app .

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Shopping, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Muir Woods National Monument, Tomales Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. The adventure continues: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip website .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

5
nights
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.
The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melrose Trading Post and Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique. Venture out of the city with trips to Outlets at Tejon (in Arvin) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Museums, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique, Outlets at Tejon
Highlights from your plan
Melrose Trading Post ©
Melrose Trading Post
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Rock Stop and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Do your shopping at DeZion Gallery and Joy Craft & Design. Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Springdale (LaFave Gallery, Zion Prospector, & more). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Springdale, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Appreciate the collections at Tom Till Gallery and Hogan Trading Company. Get in touch with nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Horseshoe Canyon (in Canyonlands National Park) and Arches National Park (Turret Arch & Delicate Arch). Make the 26th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: stop by Sandstone Gallery, hike along Hidden Valley Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, and grab your bike and head to Hurrah Pass Road.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Zion National Park to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Horseshoe Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

5
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Visiting Lower Antelope Canyon and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Canyon National Park: Williams (Addicted to Route 66, Thunder Eagle Native Art, & more) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Page). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, trek along Rim Trail, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online tour planner .

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Williams, Page
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Get some cultural insight at Meteor Crater and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: The Jack Rabbit Trading Post (in Joseph City), Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Photography Tours (in Flagstaff). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, look for gifts at Village Gallery of Local Artists, get a taste of the local shopping with Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip builder tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Prescott, Meteor Crater, Painted Desert, The Jack Rabbit Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Let the collections at Desert Botanical Garden and Gramma Lizards capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Painted Rock Petroglyph Site. Step out of Phoenix to go to Florence and see Happy Adobe, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, look for gifts at Cosanti Originals, wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, and admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phoenix driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sedona in June, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 107°F and 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Gramma Lizards, Cosanti Originals, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Old Town Scottsdale, Happy Adobe
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

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