20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Columbus
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 1 day
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Page
— 1 day
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Chesterfield
— Few hours
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Bristow
— 1 night
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Columbus

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 6th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus holiday planner.

Philadelphia to Columbus is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Columbus to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Chicago is minus 1 hour. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 9th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Lake Tahoe Yoga, then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, then cruise along Inspiration Point Vista, and finally awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to South Lake Tahoe takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 63°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica road trip planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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San Diego

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, trek along Angel's Landing, and then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour planning website.

Fly from San Diego to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Page driving holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Page hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at High Dune Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Page to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Page in May, expect nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to be colder, around 32°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): walk around Pullen Park, then admire the natural beauty at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Bell Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Raleigh. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in May, expect nights in Raleigh to be much hotter, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chesterfield.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Chesterfield

Chesterfield Court House is an unincorporated community that is the county seat of Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. On the 24th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Pocahontas State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chesterfield online journey planner.

Drive from Raleigh to Chesterfield in 2.5 hours. May in Chesterfield sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bristow.

Things to do in Chesterfield

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Bristow

Bristow is an unincorporated community of Prince William County in Northern Virginia about 30 miles from Washington, DC. For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bristow trip site.

Traveling by car from Chesterfield to Bristow takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bristow are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bristow

Wineries · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.