14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary app .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Denver, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax ©

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to CityScape Phoenix and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Phoenix road trip site .

Getting from Denver to Phoenix by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Phoenix reach 93°F and lows reach 69°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
CityScape Phoenix ©
CityScape Phoenix

4
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Hopi House. On the 9th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation builder .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 69°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
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.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Portland takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Portland is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May since evenings lows in Portland dip to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Portland to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in May, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (52°F), and nights are cooler (27°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City itinerary app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be much warmer, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, and finally examine the collection at City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Grant's Farm and then meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Saint Louis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Saint Louis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, Saint Louis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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