12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Pocatello
— 1 night
Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Anaheim
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Pocatello

— 1 night
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pocatello online road trip planner.

Houston to Pocatello is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in May, plan for slightly colder days in Pocatello, with highs around 69°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pocatello to Anaheim. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pocatello to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. In May, Anaheim is somewhat warmer than Pocatello - with highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at de Young Museum, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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.
On the 5th (Fri), stop by Powell's City of Books, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland visit website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 6th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle visit app.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Seattle to Colorado Springs in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side 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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.