21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive
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Livingston
— 1 night
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, get great views at Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City online day trip planner.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 19th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City online trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Rapid City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Rapid City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Head to The Strip and Mandalay Placefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and listen to music at Casino at the MGM Grand.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip site.

Fly from Rapid City to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (87°F), and nights are a bit warmer (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ghirardelli Square. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Lombard Street, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in San Francisco

Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Coeur d'Alene

— 1 night
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 26th (Thu), tee off at Circling Raven Golf Club and then look for gifts at KnitKnit.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Coeur d'Alene in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Coeur d'Alene. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Shopping · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Livingston

— 1 night
Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Angler's West Fly Fishing and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingston day trip site.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Livingston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Livingston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Livingston when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in May, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Livingston

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Livingston to Jackson Hole in 5 hours. Traveling from Livingston in May, expect Jackson Hole to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lower Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser.

Plan my trip to Yellowstone National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.