18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Plano
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 5 nights
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Fort Collins
— 4 nights
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Plano
— 1 night
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Plano

— 1 night
Plano is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, mostly within Collin County, but with a small portion that extends into Denton County, twenty miles northeast of downtown Dallas. On the 18th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Plano vacation site.

Dallas to Plano is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a tram; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Plano are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Plano

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 4 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Riverside Walk and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Sinawava Trail and Pa'rus Trail. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Kolob Canyon Road, stroll through Kayenta Trail, head outdoors with The Subway, and hike along Watchman Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Plano to Zion National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and car. Traveling from Plano to Zion National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Plano in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Zion National Park, with highs around 76°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Albany.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Albany

— 5 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Washington Park and Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park. Escape the urban bustle at Thacher State Park and Albany Pine Bush Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Thomas Cole National Historic Site (in Catskill), Historic Huguenot Street (in New Paltz) and Spring House Spa (in Sharon Springs). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, steep yourself in history at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nine Pin Cider Works, and admire the majestic nature at Peebles Island State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Zion National Park to Albany in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Zion National Park to Albany, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: highs in Albany hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Fort Collins

— 4 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Get outdoors at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Poudre River Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Devil's Backbone Open Space and Bierstadt Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Collins: Elkins Distilling Co. (in Estes Park) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, contemplate the long history of 1883 Water Works, and trek along Devil's Backbone Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Fort Collins takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Albany to Fort Collins due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fort Collins when traveling from Albany in May, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Plano.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Plano

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Habitat Legacy, head outdoors with Frisco RoughRiders, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Texas Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Plano road trip planning website.

You can fly from Fort Collins to Plano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Collins in June, you will find days in Plano are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are much warmer (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Plano

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.