31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Reno
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Detroit

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Estes Park (Spas & Wellness & Images of Rocky Mountain National Park). Spend the 29th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Coors Field, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, contemplate the long history of Union Station, and get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planning site .

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. April in Denver sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Beer Tastings & Tours

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (in Brighton), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Alta Ski Resort (in Alta). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore and take pictures at Temple Square, and take a memorable drive along Mirror Lake Scenic Byway.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 72°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Backcountry Snowmobiling, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Alta Ski Resort, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Deer Valley Resort
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Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Alta Ski Resort ©
Alta Ski Resort

7
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History & Alabama Hills) and Manzanar National Historic Site (in Independence). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, hike along Redwood Canyon Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Big Baldy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Stump Basin.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Manzanar National Historic Site
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney

4
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Reno side-trips: Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory (in New Washoe City), Homewood (SWA Watersports & Eagle Rock Hiking Trail) and Rubicon Trail (in South Lake Tahoe). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail, learn more about the world around you at Nevada State Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reno online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Reno takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, expect Reno to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Truckee, Homewood, Tahoe City, Rubicon Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

9
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, snap pictures at Hoover Dam Bypass, and make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas route planner.

Traveling by flight from Reno to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Reno - with highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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