22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Sunnyvale Farmers Market in Sunnyvale (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sunnyvale Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Gilbert (St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church & Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ), Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and Tucson (H. F. Coors, Will You Escape?, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Phoenix are much warmer (93°F), and nights are a bit warmer (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tucson, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Fe (Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, &more), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque online trip planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Albuquerque by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get slightly colder in Albuquerque: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Cochiti Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument, Jemez Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Balcony House). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery.

Plan my day in Durango using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Durango in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in May; daily highs in Durango reach 68°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

4
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway (in Park City), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Alta Ski Area (in Alta). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, have some family-friendly fun at Social Axe Throwing Ogden, see the interesting displays at Hill Aerospace Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New World Distillery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City route maker tool.

You can fly from Durango to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Durango in May, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ogden, Provo, New World Distillery, Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, Backcountry Snowmobiling
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Little Cottonwood Canyon ©
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Rock Canyon ©
Rock Canyon

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