17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Drive
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Sedalia
— 1 day
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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Vail
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal, Drive to Champaign

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Sedalia

— 1 day
Sedalia, Missouri is a city located about 30mi south of the Missouri River in Pettis County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Champion Bicycles, take an in-depth tour of Katy Depot, then steep yourself in history at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Trails End Monument.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sedalia road trip planning website.

Champaign to Sedalia is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Sedalia are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Sedalia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, then explore the activities along Sprague Lake, then admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and finally explore the activities along Bear Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Sedalia to Rocky Mountain National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Sedalia to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedalia in May, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Vail

— 1 night

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 17th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Booth Falls Trail, and then stroll through Vail Recreation Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Edwin Carter Discovery Center, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vail itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Vail takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in May, plan for colder days in Vail, with highs around 44°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vail to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Vail in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 20th (Thu): wander the streets of The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas route planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, walk around Beverly Gardens Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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 23rd (Sun): hike along Mariposa Grove, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey planning website.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Golden Gate Park, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Redwood National Park

— 1 day
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 47°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: walk around Waterfall Garden Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Seattle takes 10 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 30th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are colder with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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.