19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Sacramento
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 23rd (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Sacramento Zoo and then have some family-friendly fun at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sacramento day trip site.

Bakersfield to Sacramento is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Bakersfield in May, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Sacramento. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): head outdoors with Portland Timbers, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Portland in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sacramento in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle route planning site.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 27°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

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 2nd (Tue): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Keystone vacation planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Keystone at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Denver

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. When in Denver, make a side trip to see Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, approximately Colorado Springs away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Littleton Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Keystone to Denver by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in June: high temperatures in Denver hover around 83°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, stroll around Indian Garden, and get great views at Mather Point.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 42°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.