12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Strip, Taxi to Boulder City
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Boulder City
— 1 night
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Drive to McCarran International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 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 28th (Mon): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Atlanta to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are much colder (33°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boulder City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Boulder City

— 1 night

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mouse's Tank.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Boulder City trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Boulder City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Boulder City: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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.
On the 1st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then stroll through Wawona Meadow.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boulder City to Yosemite National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Boulder City in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Japanese Tea Garden. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side 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.