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

1
day
Garner

Garner
Garner is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States and a suburb of Raleigh. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hike along Neuse River Trail, get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Garner sightseeing website .

Durham to Garner is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Garner

Museums Childrens Museums Trails

Side Trip

Raleigh
Highlights from your plan
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Garner to Chicago with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Garner to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Garner in May, with highs in Chicago at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Leigh Lake. Step out of Grand Teton National Park with an excursion to Yellowstone National Park in Yellowstone National Park--about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of String Lake and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be cooler, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
String Lake ©
String Lake

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then stop by Exploratorium, and then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Nevada Falls Loop. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
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), appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then explore the world behind art at Craft Contemporary, and finally browse the different shops at The Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then shop like a local with Hammer Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning app .

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, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
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.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
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): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kolb Studio and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning website .

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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
day
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 16th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver planning app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to 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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day
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, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip maker app .

Fly from Denver to Indianapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Indianapolis, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Indianapolis

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

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, get to know the resident critters at Detroit Zoo, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit itinerary planning website .

Getting from Indianapolis to Detroit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Detroit are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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): do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, stop by Day Hiker, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, then steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg holiday planner.

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. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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