22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Boulder
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Sun Valley
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
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Kansas City
— 1 day
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Boulder

— 1 night

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Avery Brewing Company and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Sanitas Trail. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder planner.

Nashville to Boulder is an approximately 6.5-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. Traveling from Nashville in April, things will get slightly colder in Boulder: highs are around 59°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
National Museum of Wildlife Art and Chapel of the Transfiguration are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Cathedral Group. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Targhee Ski Resort (in Alta) and Blacktail Ponds Overlook (in Moose).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip app.

Traveling by flight from Boulder to Jackson Hole takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boulder in April; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 48°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sun Valley.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sun Valley

— 1 day
Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Bald Mountain Trail, then stroll through Fisher Creek Trail, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sun Valley tour planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Sun Valley in 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in April: high temperatures in Sun Valley hover around 55°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sun Valley

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visit Hermit's Rest and Tusayan Museum for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at The Abyss, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Sun Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 14 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Sun Valley, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Will Rogers State Historic Park. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Shotgun House about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel planning site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Sacramento

— 3 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Explore Sacramento's surroundings by going to West Coast Falconry (in Marysville), Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sacramento online road trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sacramento, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Sokol Blosser Winery, then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Sacramento to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in April, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 25th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online route planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 day

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Saint Mark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online vacation maker.

Fly from Seattle to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Salt Lake City. In April in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Kansas City

— 1 day

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Kansas City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Kansas City. In April, daytime highs in Kansas City are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.