22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Zanesville
— 1 day
Drive to John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Fly to Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Napa
— 2 nights
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Durango
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Durango
— 1 night
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Zanesville

— 1 day
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): shop like a local with Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zanesville planning website.

Columbus to Zanesville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Zanesville

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens and then stroll through Bear Country USA.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zanesville to Rapid City. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Zanesville to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanesville in April, with highs in Rapid City at 54°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument and then go for a walk through Tower Trail.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Devils Tower online visit planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
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 6th (Thu): see what you can catch with Reel Deal Anglers, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and then get outside with Teton Backcountry Rentals.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip builder tool.

You can fly from Devils Tower to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Devils Tower in April, with highs in Jackson Hole at 48°F and lows at 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin and then contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday website.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 42°F and 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 9th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point and then get great views at Inspiration Point. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then hike along Fairyland Loop Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and walk around Indian Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 26°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park visit planning website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are much hotter (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
On the 15th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Napa

— 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 19th (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Von Strasser Family of Wines, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and then do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip maker tool.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Napa is a bit warmer than South Lake Tahoe - with highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Napa to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Napa in April, you will find days in Redwood National Park are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore and take pictures at Million Dollar Highway and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Durango online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Durango. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Redwood National Park to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and then take a memorable drive along South Rim Road.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Durango in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 7 hours. In April in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.4
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.