16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Estes Park
— Few hours
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
7
Newport
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
8
Boise
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
9
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

few
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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Estes Park when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 25th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Estes Park to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo and then explore and take pictures at Petroglyph National Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in May, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): get great views at Hopi Point, then get great views at Mather Point, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 68°F and lows about 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 30th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park and then hike along West Fork Oak Creek Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park and then hike along Broken Arrow Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sedona vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park

1
day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 1st (Sat), meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo and then kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara journey maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Santa Barbara in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Santa Barbara is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sedona in June: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Barbara to Newport takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in June, with highs in Newport at 61°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Alderhouse Glass Blowers
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

1
day
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 4th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boise trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Newport to Boise in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newport to Boise. When traveling from Newport in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Boise: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Boise

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 5th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center and then identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Town Square, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Boise to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Boise in June, things will get slightly colder in Jackson Hole: highs are around 72°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Glacier View Turnout
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
String Lake ©
String Lake
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

2
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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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