19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights

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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 9th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, then make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs journey planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver visit planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 17th (Mon), cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally look for gifts at Send it Home.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip builder tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines and then admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Bozeman tour itinerary planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in May; daily highs in Bozeman reach 21°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Bozeman to Badlands National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.