12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
6
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Zion National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Yellowstone National Park 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

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.

To find more things to do, photos, 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 drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. 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 · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.

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

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. 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 travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 day

A Land of Giants

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.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 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 · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
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.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, 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 9.5 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

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Monument Valley

— 1 day
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..

To see ratings, photos, 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 5.5 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

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, 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 · Trails

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.
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 see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, 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 · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.

For traveler tips, ratings, 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

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.