22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
1
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  26​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  23​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
6
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  19​h 45​min
7
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h 15​min
End: Boston

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night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Boston. In May, daytime highs in Boston are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, take a stroll through Garden District, and meet the residents at Audubon Zoo.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Boston to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then stroll through Grinnell Glacier.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then stroll through Presidential Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Keystone road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Keystone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Keystone are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): stop by Memphis Music, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Keystone to Memphis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Keystone in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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