21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
La Junta
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Wichita
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Bowling Green
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cadiz
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Corbin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Fancy Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Lynchburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Springfield
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse, and then shop like a local with Park City Main Street Historic District.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. May in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Park City
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Fishing Charters & Tours
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cache La Poudre Wilderness, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park online road trip planner .

Fly from Salt Lake City to Estes Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Salt Lake City in May, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Junta.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Cache La Poudre Wilderness ©
Cache La Poudre Wilderness

1
day
La Junta

La Junta ©
La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, explore the stunning scenery at Picketwire Canyonlands, and then take an in-depth tour of Otero Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the La Junta online visit planner .

Drive from Estes Park to La Junta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Estes Park in May: highs in La Junta hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in La Junta

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©
Otero Museum ©
Otero Museum

1
day
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Hopping Gnome Brewery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Central Standard Brewing, then look for all kinds of wild species at Great Plains Nature Center, and finally do a tasting at Grace Hill Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wichita online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from La Junta to Wichita takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Junta to Wichita. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Wichita when traveling from La Junta in June, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Wichita

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Grace Hill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Central Standard Brewing ©
Central Standard Brewing
Great Plains Nature Center ©
Great Plains Nature Center
Grace Hill Winery ©
Grace Hill Winery

2
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): Head underground at Onyx Cave, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, and then hike along Cedar Sink Trail.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bowling Green route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Wichita to Bowling Green takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cadiz.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Onyx Cave
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

1
night
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cadiz is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. On the 4th (Tue), go for a stroll along the water at Lake Barkley Marina and then look for all kinds of wild species at Woodlands Nature Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cadiz trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Cadiz takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cadiz can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Woodlands Nature Station ©
Woodlands Nature Station
Lake Barkley Marina ©
Lake Barkley Marina

1
night
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Cedar Creek Vineyards and then tee off at Eagle's Nest Country Club. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Indian Mountain State Park, and then stroll through Sanders Park.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Corbin tour site .

You can drive from Cadiz to Corbin in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Corbin can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fancy Gap.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Somerset, Indian Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Indian Mountain State Park ©
Indian Mountain State Park
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Eagle's Nest Country Club ©
Eagle's Nest Country Club

1
night
Fancy Gap

Fancy Gap ©
Fancy Gap is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carroll County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway, then learn about winemaking at Mt Vale Vineyards, and then admire all the interesting features of Peaceful Heart Alpacas. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at JOLO Winery & Vineyards, do a tasting at Stony Knoll Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Shelton Vineyards.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fancy Gap day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Corbin to Fancy Gap in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Corbin in June, expect nights in Fancy Gap to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Fancy Gap

Wineries Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Dobson, Mt Vale Vineyards, JOLO Winery & Vineyards, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Peaceful Heart Alpacas ©
Peaceful Heart Alpacas
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Stony Knoll Vineyards ©
Stony Knoll Vineyards

4
nights
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and The Natural Bridge of Virginia. King Family Vineyards and Valley Road Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to High Bridge Trail State Park (in Green Bay), Virginia Safari Park (in Natural Bridge) and Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford). The adventure continues: trek along Blackwater Creek Trail, make a trip to Appomattox Station Battlefield Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Loose Shoe Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lynchburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fancy Gap to Lynchburg takes 3 hours. When traveling from Fancy Gap in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lynchburg, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, King Family Vineyards, Monticello, Loose Shoe Brewing Company, Valley Road Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park

2
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike and then take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at White Hall Vineyards, then do a tasting at Moss Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Stone Mountain Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park journey builder app .

Drive from Lynchburg to Shenandoah National Park in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Dyke, White Hall Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Moss Vineyards ©
Moss Vineyards
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. On the 15th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Busiek State Forest Wildlife Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Sequiota Park, and finally explore the activities along Valley Watermill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then sample the tasty concoctions at Mother's Brewing Company.

Make your Springfield itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Shenandoah National Park to Springfield takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shenandoah National Park to Springfield. June in Springfield sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Busiek State Forest Wildlife Area, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sequiota Park ©
Sequiota Park

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