22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly
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Memphis
— 1 night
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive
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Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nevada City
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, stroll around The High Line, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City trip planning app.

Norwich, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Norwich to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Norwich in May, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC — 1 night

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.
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Museums

Memphis — 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Memphis route builder tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Memphis. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Albuquerque.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Albuquerque — 1 night

Duke City

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.
On the 21st (Sun), engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, then hike along Boca Negra Canyon, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Memphis to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Memphis in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Tucumcari.
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Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums

Tucumcari — 1 night

Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Contemporary Designs and then make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tucumcari trip planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Tucumcari in 3 hours. May in Tucumcari sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, get great views at Lookout Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Tucumcari to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tucumcari in May, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 23°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 25th (Thu), trek along Angel's Landing, then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and then take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks

Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Nature

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.
On the 27th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Nevada City.
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Theme Parks
Side Trip

Nevada City — 1 night

Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, California, United States, located 60mi northeast of Sacramento and 28 miles north of Auburn. On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Bourn House, immerse yourself in nature at Empire Mine State Historic Park, and then stroll through Deer Creek Tribute Trail.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nevada City road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Nevada City takes 7 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Nevada City to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip site.

Getting from Nevada City to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fountain Paint Pot, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Terrace Spring.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Reliance Building, walk around Millennium Park, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Detroit.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Detroit — 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Detroit road trip planning app.

Getting from Chicago to Detroit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · Wildlife Areas
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.
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