40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oakland
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Eugene
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 1 night

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Denver — 3 nights

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.
When in Denver, make a side trip to see Pikes Peak - America's Mountain in Cascade, approximately Cascade away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Shirt Brewing, and indulge your taste buds at Prost Brewery Co & Biergarten.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver day trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. April in Denver sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.
Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Phoenix is known for parks, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co..

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip app.

Fly from Denver to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Phoenix is much warmer than Denver - with highs of 88°F and lows of 62°F. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Joshua Tree National Park.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip
Highlights from your trip

Joshua Tree National Park — 4 nights

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Joshua Tree National Park is known for nature, parks, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barker Dam Trail, and hike along Ryan Mountain.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get a bit cooler in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Death Valley National Park — 4 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, and take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip app.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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 18th (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Oakland.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Oakland — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Merritt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oakland California Temple, and then gain insight at University of California, Berkeley.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oakland journey builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Oakland in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Oakland: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Redwood National Park — 3 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove, hike along California Coastal Trail, and kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oakland to Redwood National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Oakland in April, with highs in Redwood National Park at 59°F and lows at 44°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Crater Lake National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Crater Lake National Park — 1 night

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in April: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eugene.
Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Eugene — 2 nights

Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascades Raptor Center, then walk around Hendricks Park, and then deepen your understanding at University of Oregon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Eugene road trip app.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Eugene in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Eugene, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Wildlife

Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Sol Duc Falls and then explore the activities along Lake Crescent.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Eugene to Olympic National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Eugene in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Discover Nature.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation maker website.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Jenny Lake Trail and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

Plan a Grand Teton National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Keystone.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Keystone — 1 night

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Windcross Conservancy, engage your brain at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, trek along Presidential Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Keystone trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Keystone in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In May in Keystone, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 37°F at night.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.