21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 1 day
Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Sturgis
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Sturgis
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Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Game Show Battle Rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, then explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In May, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Sturgis

Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Black Hill National Cemetery, and then do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sturgis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Minneapolis to Sturgis with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in May, with highs in Sturgis at 62°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sturgis to Colorado Springs. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Sturgis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and then look for gifts at Keshi.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe online travel planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. May in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Double Arch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moab online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Santa Fe in May, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Moab to Page by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moab in May since evenings lows in Page dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then see Off-Road Tours, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Sedona trip app.

Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Sedona sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

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Las Vegas

Sin City

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 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Star Wars Launch Bay). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and trek along Osprey Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning app.

Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.