12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  12 h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Zion National Park
— Few hours
End: Zion National Park

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 19th (Tue), hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Juan in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then wander the streets of Union Square. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hike along Big Stump Basin and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley journey planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
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 reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

few
hours
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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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