21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Maddie Gee

Make it your trip
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Seattle
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Phoenix
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Seattle

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.
Plan a trip to Seattle easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Philadelphia to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. You'll set off for Olympia on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Olympia

— 2 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Olympia sightseeing tool.

Getting from Seattle to Olympia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, Olympia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Fun & Games

Olympic National Park

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympia to Olympic National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Olympia in May: highs in Olympic National Park hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails · Outdoors

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Coos Bay

— 2 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Planning Coos Bay trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Coos Bay takes 5 hours. In May in Coos Bay, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature

Redwood National Park

— 3 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Redwood National Park is known for nature, beaches, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove, and hike along California Coastal Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park holiday maker app.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Redwood National Park in 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: get great views at Twin Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, walk around Golden Gate Park, then don't miss a visit to Battery Spencer, and finally take a stroll through SoMa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, then admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, then hike along Mariposa Grove, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools, then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park. In May, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 26th (Wed): trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 28th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally hike along Airport Mesa.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona online tour builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Sedona hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

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

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in May: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 93°F and lows are around 69°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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.