22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Red Deer
Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Vail
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
11
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets and then take a stroll through Park City Main Street Historic District.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip planning site .

Red Deer, Canada to Salt Lake City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Red Deer in May, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Park City, Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Pearl Street Mall and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek Trail, and finally grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Denver is little chillier than Salt Lake City - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Vail.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Pearl Street Mall, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

2
nights
Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path and then trek along Booth Falls Trail. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Arapahoe Basin.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vail road trip site .

Traveling by car from Denver to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for colder days in Vail, with highs around 7°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Arapahoe Basin

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Comb Ridge.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vail to Monument Valley by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Vail in May, expect nights in Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, around 7°C, while days are warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Comb Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Horseback Riding Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monument Valley in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C and lows are around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Carpinteria State Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camarillo Premium Outlets and Old Town Temecula. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and stroll through Santa Monica State Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oceanside, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Crystal Cove, Old Town Temecula
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Ghirardelli Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): wander the streets of Union Square, wander the streets of SoMa, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then tee off at Lincoln Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum, stroll through Commons Beach Park, then look for gifts at Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, and finally trek along Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Angora Lakes Climb, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flume Trail, then explore the activities along Cascade Falls Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City day trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder days in Tahoe City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Angora Lakes Climb, Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory ©
Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory
Gatekeeper's Museum ©
Gatekeeper's Museum

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Redwood National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tahoe City in May, Redwood National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and then wander the streets of Officers' Row.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Officers' Row
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)
Keller Auditorium ©
Keller Auditorium

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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