22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
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Houston
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Dallas
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Oklahoma City
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Albuquerque
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Denver
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Las Vegas
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New Orleans — 1 day

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Orleans. In May in New Orleans, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Houston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Houston — 1 night

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then admire the natural beauty at McGovern Centennial Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Houston online trip maker.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Houston, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.
Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Dallas — 1 night

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas itinerary planner.

Fly from Houston to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Dallas sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Oklahoma City.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Oklahoma City — 1 night

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then get curious at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then relax and rejuvenate at Drift Therapeutic Spa.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Oklahoma City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Dallas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oklahoma City, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Albuquerque.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Spas
Side Trip

Albuquerque — 1 night

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque. Traveling from Oklahoma City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.
Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums

Denver — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

Before you visit Denver, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Denver is slightly colder than Albuquerque - with highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Glacier National Park — 1 night

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 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Seattle — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in May since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the flight to San Francisco.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip site.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Wapama Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

San Diego — 2 nights

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 9th (Thu), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.
Museums · Shopping · Parks

Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): try your luck at The Cosmopolitan Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally stop by Barneys New York. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.