22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
14
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  28​h
End: Sioux Falls

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nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): cruise along Loop Road. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rapid City driving holiday tool .

Sioux Falls to Rapid City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Loop Road, Broken Boot Gold Mine, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 16th Street Mall as well as Coors Field. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall, and finally stop by Tattered Cover Bookstore.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Denver. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): trek along Palmer Park, then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and finally don't miss a visit to Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip maker .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park

1
night
Durango

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the activities along Animas River, and then learn about winemaking at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Durango by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 35°F in Durango. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Durango

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 12th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stroll through Sandstone Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Comb Ridge, then cruise along Moki Dugway, and finally make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Durango to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Durango in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in Monument Valley. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Comb Ridge, Moki Dugway, Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Moab attractions site .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Grand View Point Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then examine the collection at Little Hollywood Movie Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Rock Stop, explore the activities along Paria River Canyon, and then stroll through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kanab trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Moab to Kanab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Moab in May, Kanab is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

The Rock Stop, Coyote Buttes, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon

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night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In May in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get great views at Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker website .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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 21st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

Find out how to plan Las Vegas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Titanic ©
Titanic

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Petco Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Petco Park ©
Petco Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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 26th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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