11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Tacoma
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Tacoma
— 1 night
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Tacoma

— 1 night
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, explore the world behind art at Pacific Bonsai Museum, don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, then examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, and finally examine the collection at Griot's Garage.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tacoma day trip planning app.

Seattle to Tacoma is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. May in Tacoma sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tacoma

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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You can fly from Tacoma to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Tacoma in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In May, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Tacoma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tacoma trip planning tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Tacoma in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in May since evenings lows in Tacoma dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tacoma

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.