21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  45​min
1
Garner
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
12
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Durham

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Garner

Garner ©
Garner is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States and a suburb of Raleigh. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then take an in-depth tour of Marbles Kids Museum, and finally stroll around Pullen Park. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, get curious at Museum of Life + Science, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel.

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

Durham to Garner is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in Garner sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Garner

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Raleigh, Durham
Highlights from your plan
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. On the next day, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then examine the collection at The Field Museum, and then explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Garner to Chicago. Traveling from Garner to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Garner, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Indiana Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Moose Falls, explore the activities along Jackson Lake Overlook, then appreciate the views at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and finally hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in June: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Moose Falls
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Moose Falls ©
Moose Falls

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and then hike along Panorama Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at The Getty Center, then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are warmer, around 103°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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night
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 13th (Thu): get great views at Mather Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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 14th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denver attractions website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Lookout Mountain, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo, then see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument Circle.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip maker tool .

Getting from Denver to Indianapolis by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Indianapolis, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Indianapolis dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
The Eiteljorg Museum ©
The Eiteljorg Museum

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariners' Church, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Detroit attractions planner .

Fly from Indianapolis to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Detroit, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then get in on the family fun at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, and then get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch some excitement at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Detroit to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Zipline
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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