21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Tyler / Franklin
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Fresno
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Eugene
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Fly

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Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

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 4th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur itinerary builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Big Sur is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 12 hours. In May, Big Sur is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then take an in-depth tour of Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and finally don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Monterey are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Fresno

— 1 night
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
On the 6th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Old Fresno Water Tower, take an in-depth tour of Legion of Valor Museum, then learn about winemaking at Ficklin Vineyards, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fresno travel planner.

Drive from Monterey to Fresno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in May; daily highs in Fresno reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Fresno

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and then browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planning tool.

You can fly from Fresno to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Fresno in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip builder tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sedona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in May since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wupatki National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Flagstaff travel route planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days in Flagstaff, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park planning website.

Getting from Flagstaff to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Flagstaff in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
On the 12th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip site.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Zion National Park in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

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You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, then learn about winemaking at Telaya Wine Co., then test your problem-solving skills at Boise Escape, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Escape Games.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boise trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Boise by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Boise, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Boise

Fun & Games · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, then browse the exhibits of Tallac Historic Site, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Company.

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Traveling by flight from Boise to South Lake Tahoe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boise in May; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 20°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trek along Wawona Meadow, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, hike along Panorama Trail, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, stroll through Pinnacles Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at 29°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eugene.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Eugene

— 1 night
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 20th (Thu), indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Better Living Room by Ninkasi Brewing, do a tasting at Sarver Winery, then do a tasting at Silvan Ridge Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Sweet Cheeks Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eugene online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Eugene in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Eugene, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Eugene

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip site.

Traveling by car from Eugene to Cannon Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Eugene in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.