33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip planning website.

Mobile to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mobile in May, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be colder, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure

Side Trips

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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 23rd (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Denver, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Panorama Point Overlook, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, stroll around Founders Park, then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rapid City route site.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days in Rapid City, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Mob Museum make great kid-friendly stops. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

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You can fly from Rapid City to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Las Vegas. Traveling from Rapid City in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 64°F, while days are much warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip maker tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Founder's Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the galleries of Hollyhock House, and watch a film at California Science Center.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

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.
Family-friendly places like Space Needle and The Museum of Flight will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look and learn at Pacific Science Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.