36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Des Moines
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, then admire the masterpieces at Salisbury House, then steep yourself in history at Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit, and finally make a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Des Moines. May in Des Moines sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Des Moines

Historic Sites · Museums

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Art Museum
Salisbury House
4.6
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Government Building
Capitol Building
4.9

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Denver

Denver ©

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 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station and then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online trip planner.

You can fly from Des Moines to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Des Moines in May, with highs in Denver at 66°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

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Geologic Formation
Flatirons
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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then trek along Mount Olympus Trail, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Denver to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 72°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Temple Square
4.6
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Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum of Utah
4.8
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The Tabernacle
4.6

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lands End and Marin Headlands. Walt Disney Family Museum and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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Alcatraz Island
4.7
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State Park
Marin Headlands
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then explore the world behind art at The Broad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get lost in a book at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Pacific Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Point Loma. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 14th (Fri), make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Nature · Parks · Adventure
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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Tucson. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

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Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and then take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Phoenix Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Tucson in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Phoenix, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Art Museum
Heard Museum
4.7
Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Santa Fe Plaza. You'll explore and learn at Museum of International Folk Art and New Mexico History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Fe (Palace of the Governors & Museum of Indian Arts & Culture). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip app.

You can fly from Phoenix to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in May, with highs in Albuquerque at 77°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planning website.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in May: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to San Antonio.

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

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Historic Site
The Alamo
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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Safari Wilderness. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Marine Science Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in New Smyrna Beach), Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Circle B Bar Reserve (in Lakeland). There's still lots to do: walk around Lake Eola Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel route planning tool.

You can fly from San Antonio to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orlando

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, see the interesting displays at High Museum of Art, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakland Cemetery. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore the galleries of National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in May, things will get a bit cooler in Atlanta: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Savannah.

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Savannah

Savannah ©

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wormsloe Historic Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bonaventure Cemetery and Mickve Israel Temple. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum, and steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah trip maker app.

You can fly from Atlanta to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Savannah sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arlington National Cemetery and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll around National Mall, and admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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