21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Garner
— 1 day
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
9
Denver
— 1 day
10
Indianapolis
— 1 day
11
Detroit
— 1 night
12
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights

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day
Garner

Garner ©
Garner is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States and a suburb of Raleigh. On the 31st (Fri), stroll through Neuse River Trail, get engrossed in the history at Marbles Kids Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Garner holiday planner.

Durham to Garner is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Garner

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Raleigh
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum

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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 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenwalk around Millennium Park, and finally shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, thenmeet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Garner to Chicago with the Route module. Traveling from Garner to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Garner in May, with highs in Chicago at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Teton and Leigh Lake. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary tool.

Fly from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be cooler, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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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 6th (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, thenexamine the collection at Exploratorium, and then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thenexamine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip builder.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Vernal Fall and Sentinel Dome. Attractions like Nevada Falls Loop and Ansel Adams Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mono Pass Trail, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, thenshop like a local with Craft Contemporary, and finally shop like a local with The Grove. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, shop like a local with Hammer Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planning site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around °F, while days are much warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, thentake in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally stop by Canyon Village Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, thentake a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver driving holiday planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Denver, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Indianapolis travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Indianapolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Indianapolis when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, get to know the resident critters at Detroit Zoo, thensee the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit planner.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Detroit are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Detroit Zoo, The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, stop by Day Hiker, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fowler's Clay Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, thencontemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Getting from Detroit to Gatlinburg by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Titanic Museum Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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