20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
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Reno
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
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Gold Beach
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Port Angeles
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Astoria
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Land Cruiser Heritage Museum and Art at the Main Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memory Grove Park and Ensign Peak Park. Go for a jaunt from Salt Lake City to Alta to see Cecret Lake Trail about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Little Cottonwood Canyon, hike along Lake Blanche Trail, contemplate the long history of Beehive House, and get lost in a book at FamilySearch Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City itinerary tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in May, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Reno

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Fleischmann Planetarium, then see the interesting displays at Nevada Historical Society, then admire the masterpieces at Wilbur D. May Center, and finally stroll around Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Northstar Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Mackay Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Fourth Ward School Museum, and finally look for gifts at Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reno day trip planning site.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Reno in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Reno due to the time zone difference. In May in Reno, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Museums · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

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.
On the 17th (Sun), trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery, then get great views at Valley View, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. On the next day, get great views at Washburn Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planning tool.

You can drive from Reno to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Reno in May: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, stroll the grounds of Presidio Pet Cemetery, then walk around Crissy Field, and finally shop like a local with Haight-Ashbury. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Museum of Ice Cream, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Tours · Parks · Shopping

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 21st (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at North Coast Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Guest House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ananse Village, then examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Noyo Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, do a tasting at Pacific Star Winery, then stroll through Pudding Creek Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Fort Bragg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Gold Beach

Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Myers Creek Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor, then sample the tasty concoctions at Arch Rock Brewing Company, and finally step aboard The Mary D Hume.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Beach trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Fort Bragg to Gold Beach in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in May, expect nights in Gold Beach to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Nature

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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Newport Farmer's Market, brush up on your military savvy at Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Newport Bay Fishing Pier, and finally examine the collection at The Wax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Don & Ann Davis Park, appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary, and then pick up some new knowledge with Oregon Coast Glassworks.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newport journey tool.

You can drive from Gold Beach to Newport in 4 hours. When traveling from Gold Beach in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Newport, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Classes

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Port Angeles

Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Feiro Marine Life Center, see the interesting displays at Olympic Coast Discovery Center, look for gifts at Swain's General Store, get engrossed in the history at Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center, then do a tasting at Harbinger Winery, and finally examine the collection at Joyce Depot Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Angeles sightseeing site.

You can drive from Newport to Port Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Angeles are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Museums · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Oregon Film Museum, appreciate the history behind Maritime Memorial, then get some jogging in at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and finally examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Cathedral Tree Trail, then examine the collection at Heritage Museum, then learn about winemaking at Shallon Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Goonies House.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip builder.

Traveling by car from Port Angeles to Astoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Astoria sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.