22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
2
Phoenix
— 4 nights
3
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
4
Durango
— 3 nights
5
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights

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 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °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). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection 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 explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Phoenix hover around °F, while lows dip to °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, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Horseback Riding Tours
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 Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument), Santa Fe (Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, &more) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get impressive views of Jemez Mountains, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, 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 °F and lows about °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, Jemez Mountains, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
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 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 take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in May; daily highs in Durango reach °F and lows reach °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
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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), Alta Ski Area (in Alta) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, get your game on at Social Axe Throwing Ogden, examine the collection at Hill Aerospace Museum, and stroll through Little Cottonwood Canyon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Durango to Salt Lake City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in May, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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