21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Hidden Valley
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Monterey
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
14
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
15
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
16
Moose
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Hartford

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Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley ©
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hidden Valley trip itinerary planner .

Hartford to Hidden Valley is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Hidden Valley

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Living Treasures Animal Park
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Living Treasures Animal Park ©
Living Treasures Animal Park

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Yosemite National Park

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 19th (Sun), make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View and then stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel app .

Explore your travel options from Hidden Valley to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Hidden Valley in May, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 65°F and lows about 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 21st (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Truckee River Legacy Trail, and then grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. In May in Truckee, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

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St. Helena

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St. Helena online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Truckee to St. Helena takes 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Truckee in May: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 76°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Parsonage Winery Tasting Room and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Big Sur attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parsonage Winery Tasting Room
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Parsonage Winery Tasting Room ©
Parsonage Winery Tasting Room

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Big Sur - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 28th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Zion National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

Plan a Bryce Canyon National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook and then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 6th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Targhee National Forest, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with National Museum of Wildlife Art, then shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Brookover Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Moose.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Targhee National Forest
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature
The Brookover Gallery ©
The Brookover Gallery

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Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moose driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Moose in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Moose are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Death Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Death Canyon ©
Death Canyon
Snake River Bridge ©
Snake River Bridge

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