28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
11
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Arches National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  5​h 30​min
14
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
15
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Zagreb

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver travel planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zagreb to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zagreb in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Denver. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Washburn Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Tunnel View and then stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park visit app .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation maker app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in May since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 28th (Thu), hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, contemplate the long history of The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, you will find days in San Simeon are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel ©
The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 31st (Sun), hike along Stevens Trail, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Sacramento.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sacramento day trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Sacramento are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Trails Fun & Games

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Explore Page's surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Bright Angel Trail, & more). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Page travel app .

You can fly from Sacramento to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Page can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse and then trek along Navajo Knobs Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park online route planner .

Getting from Page to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in June, expect nights in Capitol Reef National Park to be colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in June: highs in Arches National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt Pisgah Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and finally go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Arches National Park to Cripple Creek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Arches National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cripple Creek, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Mt Pisgah Cemetery ©
Mt Pisgah Cemetery

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Change things up with a short trip to Lake Isabelle in Ward (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, trek along East Inlet Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, and explore the activities along Thunder Lake day hike or backpack.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cripple Creek to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. In June in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lake Isabelle
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Never Summer Ranch ©
Never Summer Ranch

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