21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Boulder
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
San Clemente
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
10
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
13
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
14
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
15
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, explore the striking landscape at Roxborough State Park, and then glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park.

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London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Denver is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in April, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Roxborough State Park, Cherry Creek State Park
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path, then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, then walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boulder trip itinerary planning app .

Boulder is just a stone's throw from Denver. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Humane Society of Boulder Valley ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, explore the striking landscape of Petroglyph National Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boulder to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Boulder in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 25°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

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Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In April, Mesa Verde National Park is slightly colder than Albuquerque - with highs of 21°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In April, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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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 11th (Sat), appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Clemente.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

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night
San Clemente

San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Mission San Luis Rey, then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Clemente holiday planner .

You can drive from San Diego to San Clemente in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in San Clemente sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Clemente

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Oceanside
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Luis Rey ©
Mission San Luis Rey
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 14th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern, then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara vacation planner .

Traveling by car from San Clemente to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur online vacation planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Big Sur by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): hike along Redwood National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Big Sur to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Big Sur in April, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 17th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balancing Rocks, and then stroll through Mt. Bachelor Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bend trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Redwood National Park to Bend by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Bend. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area ©
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, and then contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland online trip builder .

Getting from Bend to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in April, Portland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

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You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bruce Lee Grave Site ©
Bruce Lee Grave Site
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Washington Park Arboretum ©
Washington Park Arboretum

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in April, things will get slightly colder in Glacier National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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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 21st (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park, admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in April; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 6°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 23rd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip app .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 10°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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