18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valencia
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
La Crosse
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
8
Reno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Sonora
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Valencia

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): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Wolf Slough and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowles Bog.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online day trip planner .

Valencia, Spain to Chicago is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Valencia to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valencia in May, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for La Crosse.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
La Crosse

La Crosse
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Crosse journey maker tool .

You can fly from Chicago to La Crosse in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in La Crosse sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to 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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Sioux Empire Medical Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Center for Western Studies.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls road trip website .

Drive from La Crosse to Sioux Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone road trip site .

Drive from Sioux Falls to Keystone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Keystone is little chillier than Sioux Falls - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough 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 ©
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. For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo day trip planning site .

You can drive from Keystone to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off toYellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Outdoors Nature

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): take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buffalo to Yellowstone National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite and then don't miss a visit to Minidoka National Historic Site.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Twin Falls trip app .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Twin Falls: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minidoka National Historic Site, Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite
Highlights from your plan
Minidoka National Historic Site ©
Minidoka National Historic Site

2
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nevada State Capitol Building, steep yourself in history at Chollar Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Fourth Ward School Museum, then examine the collection at The Way It Was Museum, and finally examine the collection at Comstock History Center.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reno trip builder tool .

Fly from Twin Falls to Reno in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Twin Falls to Reno due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°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 State Capitol Building ©
Nevada State Capitol Building

1
night
Sonora

Sonora ©
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Columbia State Historic Park and then stop by Columbia Candy Kitchen.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sonora road trip tool .

You can drive from Reno to Sonora in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sonora can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 30th (Thu).

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Sonora to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sonora in May; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 21°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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