19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Joplin
— Few hours
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
Drive
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Sebastopol
— 1 day
Drive
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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Fly to Denver, Bus to Grand Lake, CO, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Joplin Regional Airport

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Joplin

Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll around Cunningham Park and then admire the sheer force of Grand Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Joplin online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Joplin. In May, daily temperatures in Joplin can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joplin

Parks · Nature

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Joplin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Joplin in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (68°F), and nights are much colder (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Get out of town with these interesting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park side-trips: The Senate (in Three Rivers) and Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and make a trip to General Sherman Tree.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 34°F. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take a stroll through SoMa, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 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 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Point Reyes National Seashore

Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tule Elk Preserve, and then trek along Point Reyes Hiking Trails.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Point Reyes National Seashore route builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Point Reyes National Seashore, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sebastopol.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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Sebastopol

Sebastopol or is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52mi north of San Francisco. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, do a tasting at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, then learn about winemaking at Iron Horse Vineyards, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wild Flour Organic Bakery & Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sebastopol road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Sebastopol takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Sebastopol

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): browse the exhibits of California State Capitol Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip planning tool.

Drive from Sebastopol to Sacramento in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sebastopol in May since evenings lows in Sacramento dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Rocky Mountain National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Emerald Lake Trail, stroll around Horseshoe Park, explore the activities along Lily Lake, and take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Sacramento to Rocky Mountain National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sacramento to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sacramento in May, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at 70°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.