18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 2 nights
2
La Crosse
— 1 night
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
4
Keystone
— 1 night
5
Buffalo
— 1 night
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
7
Twin Falls
— 1 night
8
Reno
— 2 nights
9
Sonora
— 1 night
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Prairie Wolf Slough and then hike along Cowles Bog.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago visit planning tool.

Valencia, Spain to Chicago is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Valencia to Chicago. Traveling from Valencia in May, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to La Crosse.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Prairie Wolf Slough, Cowles Bog, Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve ©
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

1
night
La Crosse

La Crosse
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Mary of the Angels Chapel.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our La Crosse online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to La Crosse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in La Crosse sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in La Crosse

Historic Sites

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 21st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Sioux Empire Medical Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Center for Western Studies.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls online day trip planner.

You can drive from La Crosse to Sioux Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sioux Empire Medical Museum ©
Sioux Empire Medical Museum
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Center for Western Studies ©
Center for Western Studies

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, thenexamine the collection at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, and then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Keystone travel website.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Keystone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sioux Falls in May; daily highs in Keystone reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
National Presidential Wax Museum ©
National Presidential Wax Museum
Gutzon Borglum Historical Center ©
Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Buffalo takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Museums Outdoors

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 24th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin and then take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Buffalo in May, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite and then steep yourself in history at Minidoka Internment.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Twin Falls online journey builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Twin Falls at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minidoka Internment, Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite
Highlights from your plan
Minidoka Internment ©
Minidoka Internment
Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite ©
Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite

2
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nevada State Capitol Building, contemplate the long history of Chollar Mansion, thenget engrossed in the history at Fourth Ward School Museum, thenexamine the collection at The Way It Was Museum, and finally examine the collection at Comstock History Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reno trip itinerary website.

Getting from Twin Falls to Reno by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Twin Falls to Reno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sonora.

Things to do in Reno

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Virginia City, Nevada State Capitol Building
Highlights from your plan
Fourth Ward School Museum ©
Fourth Ward School Museum
The Way It Was Museum ©
The Way It Was Museum
Nevada Historical Society ©
Nevada Historical Society

1
night
Sonora

Sonora ©
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. On the 29th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Columbia State Historic Park and then stop by Columbia Candy Kitchen.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sonora tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Reno to Sonora in 3.5 hours. May in Sonora sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sonora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Columbia
Highlights from your plan
Columbia State Historic Park ©
Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia Candy Kitchen ©
Columbia Candy Kitchen

1
day
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 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sonora to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Sonora in May, things will get a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parsons Memorial ©
Parsons Memorial
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Legion of Honor and Grace Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at de Young Museum, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey website.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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