15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Cortez Municipal Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Ridgefield
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

Before you visit Glacier National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Seattle to Glacier National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in May, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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.
On the 17th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Moose Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park day trip tool.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Grand Teton National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, expect Grand Teton National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Arches National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. In May, Arches National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Long House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. May in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

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 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then get great views at Washburn Point. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and finally get great views at Valley View.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Ridgefield.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Ridgefield

— 1 night
Ridgefield is a city in the pastoral, rolling-hills countryside of northern Clark County, Washington, in the United States. On the 28th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Ye Ol' Grog Distillery, and then head outdoors with Fish the West With Mike West. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, then stroll through Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens, and then stroll through Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ridgefield driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Ridgefield in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Ridgefield, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ridgefield

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.