47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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47 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
10
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Springfield

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the activities along Teton Point Turnout and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton, and then admire the verdant scenery at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole journey builder tool .

Springfield to Jackson Hole is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Springfield in May, you will find days in Jackson Hole are little chillier (60°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group

8
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Mount Washburn and Natural Bridge Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, and cruise along Lamar Valley.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yellowstone National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. In May, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Jackson Hole - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

6
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Mount Walker. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor & Lower Big Quilcene Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and explore and take pictures at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seattle tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in Seattle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bellevue Square
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 31st (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Get outdoors at Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, do a tasting at Bravuro Cellars, take a stroll through Ladd's Addition, and stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Portland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Friday Harbor in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Portland. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria Column, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Bravuro Cellars, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and shop like a local with Union Square.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Will Rogers State Beach and Manhattan Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, engage your brain at California Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 79°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Relax by the water at Mission Beach Park and Windansea Beach. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample the tasty concoctions at Joyride Brewing Company, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder app .

You can fly from San Diego to Denver 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 San Diego to Denver. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Joyride Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Joyride Brewing Company ©
Joyride Brewing Company
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
Colorado Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: walk around Garden of the Gods and then explore by horseback at Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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