43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Auburn
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Auburn
— 1 night
Drive
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Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly
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Billings
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Fly

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Auburn

— 1 night
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. On the 9th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and then look for all kinds of wild species at Southeastern Raptor Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Auburn tour planner.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Auburn is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In May, Auburn is a bit cooler than St. Croix - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums

Huntsville

— 1 night

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Auburn to Huntsville in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Huntsville

Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Graceland, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Memphis day trip planning website.

Getting from Huntsville to Memphis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, and finally admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Campbell House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, then identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Saint Louis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Denver

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Forney Museum of Transportation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Flatirons in Boulder, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver trip builder site.

Getting from Saint Louis to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Denver is minus 1 hour. In May, Denver is little chillier than Saint Louis - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 4 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get outdoors at Grand Prismatic Spring and Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Wildlife Art and Midway Geyser Basin. Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Mormon Row Historic District (in Moose), Yellowstone National Park (Blue Star Spring & Observation Point Trail) and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive (in Grand Teton National Park). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, view the masterpieces at Made, tour the pleasant surroundings at Antelope Flats, and cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole online road trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Billings

— 2 nights
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Phipps Park, then stop by Scheels, then look for all kinds of wild species at Four Dances Recreation Area, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Billings using our trip planner.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Billings in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in May, with highs in Billings at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Take a break from the city and head to Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Guidelines. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roosevelt Arch and Museum of the Rockies. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bozeman driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Billings in May, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Bozeman. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

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 27th (Thu): trek along Grinnell Glacier.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bozeman to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Seattle

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Glass. Escape the urban bustle at Puget Sound Express and Washington Park Arboretum. Venture out of the city with trips to LeMay - America's Car Museum (in Tacoma) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle, and stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip website.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hurricane Ridge and Second Beach Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Olympic National Park and Murhut Falls. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sol Duc Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls, and trek along High Divide.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore hidden gems such as Oneonta Gorge and Columbia River Highway. Get some cultural insight at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Venture out of the city with trips to Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River) and Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Haystack Rock, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Forest Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, Portland is a bit warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Nevada Falls Loop. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

Find out how to plan Yosemite National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Portland in June, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then stroll through Moro Rock Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 40°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, cruise along Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Death Valley National Park. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Santa Fe

— 5 nights

City Different

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.
Museum of International Folk Art and Palace of the Governors will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at Dinosaurs and More, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe holiday maker website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Santa Fe in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Santa Fe is 1 hour. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.