28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
15
Alamo
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h
16
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

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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.
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New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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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 27th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, wander the streets of Union Square, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route maker .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Tunnel View, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Manzanar National Historic Site. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Generals Hwy, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

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You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

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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 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then make a trip to The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Head to Absolute Bikes and Honshin Fine Artfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walnut Canyon National Monument and Oak Creek Canyon. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sedona holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Sedona. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Sedona at 94°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Absolute Bikes, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along South Kaibab Trail, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route builder website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Gulch Primitive Area, admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design, then trek along Wildcat Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monument Valley, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Utah, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Glenwood Springs in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are cooler, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip builder tool .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Piedra River Trail, hike along San Juan River Walk, and then identify plant and animal life at Reservoir Hill Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Opal Lake Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, and then view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Pagosa Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. June in Pagosa Springs sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Reservoir Hill Park ©
Reservoir Hill Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Opal Lake Trail ©
Opal Lake Trail

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Traveler's Market, then see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Tesuque Glass Works, and finally take a stroll through Barrio de Analco.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip maker tool .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in June: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 89°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Alamo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tesuque Glassworks
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Alamo

Alamo ©
Alamo, located in the Rio Grande Valley in what is nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers," is a town known as "The Refuge to the Valley" in the irrigated area of southern Hidalgo County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and then revel in the low prices at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alamo trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Fe to Alamo. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Alamo is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in June: highs in Alamo hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Alamo

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets ©
Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets

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New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, take a stroll through Garden District, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then take in the exciting artwork at Rosetree Blown Glass Studio, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral and then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel route planning website .

Explore your travel options from Alamo to New Orleans with the Route module. Traveling from Alamo in June, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World ©
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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