15 days in Detroit & Western US Itinerary

15 days in Detroit & Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Detroit & Western US Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
1
Detroit
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
4
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Columbus

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts and then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip planner .

Columbus to Detroit is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Detroit

#Museums

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Detroit to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Anaheim hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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

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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Osprey Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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