23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Sioux City

1
night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Lost Prairie Winery, then explore by horseback at Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lory State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort Collins road trip planning website .

Sioux City to Fort Collins is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sioux City in May: high temperatures in Fort Collins hover around 67°F and lows are around 42°F. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lory State Park
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Lory State Park ©
Lory State Park
Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area ©
Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area
Lost Prairie Winery ©
Lost Prairie Winery

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Fort Collins to Las Vegas in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Fort Collins in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

3
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Running Horse Ranch and Camarillo Premium Outlets. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Running Horse Ranch, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodega Dunes and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get curious at California Academy of Sciences and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Bodega Dunes, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Fri), trek along Forest Park, pick up some local products at Esther Short Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Picnic Point Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Picnic Point Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Boise Art Glass.

Plan a Boise trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Seattle to Boise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Boise due to the time zone difference. In May in Boise, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Boise

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ste. Chapelle Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ste. Chapelle Winery ©
Ste. Chapelle Winery
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Boise Art Glass ©
Boise Art Glass

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, then don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Boise to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Boise in May, expect Jackson Hole to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Park meadows mall or Tattered Cover Bookstore. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Winter Park Resort and Pole Creek Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (in Golden) and Winter Park Winery (in Fraser). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver vacation tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Jackson Hole to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in May, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Park meadows mall, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Winter Park Resort, Pole Creek Golf Club, Winter Park Winery
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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