17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Missoula
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
End: Seattle

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zion National Park and The Narrows. Take a break from the city and head to Watchman Trail and Riverside Walk. The adventure continues: trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Zion National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, examine the collection at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and then admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moab attractions planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, Moab is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers

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nights
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.
Get outdoors at American Fork Canyon and Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Golden Spike National Historic Site and Powder Mountain. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in June: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

American Fork, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Powder Mountain
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
American Fork Canyon ©
American Fork Canyon
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): trek along Pattee Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Travelers' Rest State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Missoula travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Missoula by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, Missoula is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Travelers' Rest State Park
Highlights from your plan
Travelers' Rest State Park ©
Travelers' Rest State Park

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snoqualmie Falls and Boehms Candies. Get outdoors at Bloedel Reserve and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, stroll through Kerry Park, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Missoula to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Missoula to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Missoula in June since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Point Defiance Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Boehms Candies, Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

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