12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Bryce Canyon City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Manhattan
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Lexington

2
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.
You've now added A Day in LA Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go sightseeing with A Day in LA Tours and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

few
hours
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.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. You will leave for Bryce Canyon City on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

1
night
Bryce Canyon City

Bryce Canyon City ©
Bryce Canyon City, sometimes shown as Bryce on maps, is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon City route planner.

Bryce Canyon City is just a stone's throw from Bryce Canyon National Park. May in Bryce Canyon City sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon City

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Ruby's Inn General Store ©
Ruby's Inn General Store

1
night
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.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon City to Glenwood Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Bryce Canyon City in May, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, do a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery, and then view the masterpieces at Mountain Blown Glass.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park journey site .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for much hotter days in Estes Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flattop Mountain Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and finally hike along Lily Lake Trailhead.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planning site .

Rocky Mountain National Park is very close to Estes Park. In May in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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nights
Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. On the 16th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Milford State Park, identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, and then learn about winemaking at Liquid Art Winery and Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery, steep yourself in history at The Great Overland Station, and then see the interesting displays at Territorial Capital Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manhattan travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rocky Mountain National Park to Manhattan. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Manhattan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in May: high temperatures in Manhattan hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Manhattan

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Milford State Park, Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, The Great Overland Station, Prairie Fire Winery, Territorial Capital Museum
Highlights from your plan
Milford State Park ©
Milford State Park
The Great Overland Station ©
The Great Overland Station
Liquid Art Winery and Estate ©
Liquid Art Winery and Estate

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