50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Boise
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Austin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Durango
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Head to The Rock Stop and LaFave Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zion National Park: Joy Craft & Design (in Springdale) and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon and explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel route app .

Phoenix to Zion National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: highs in Zion National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Springdale, The Rock Stop, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll get in some beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are much hotter (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Norton Simon Museum, Running Horse Ranch, Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Portland by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Portland hover around 70°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

3
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Celebration Park and Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirkham Hot Springs and Boise River Greenbelt. Venture out of the city with trips to Jump Creek (in Marsing) and Williamson Orchard & Vineyard (in Caldwell). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip builder site .

Getting from Portland to Boise by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Williamson Orchard & Vineyard, Kirkham Hot Springs, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Jump Creek, Celebration Park
Highlights from your plan
Celebration Park ©
Celebration Park
Kirkham Hot Springs ©
Kirkham Hot Springs
Jump Creek ©
Jump Creek

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Pomponio State Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Boise to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Boise to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Pomponio State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Street and The National WWII Museum. Appreciate the collections at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans itinerary maker tool .

Fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of the Pacific War and The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas. Step out of the city life by going to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Texcetera (in Johnson City), Fredericksburg (Agave Gallery Fine Art & Wildseed Farms) and The San Antonio River Walk (in San Antonio). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the exciting artwork at Copper Shade Tree, examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries, and get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Austin online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Austin: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Austin

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Cuero, Copper Shade Tree, Burton Cotton Gin and Museum, Texcetera
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Fountain Creek Nature Center and then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak.

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You can fly from Austin to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in May: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Fountain Creek Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Step off the beaten path and head to Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and Potato Lake Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Toh-Atin Gallery and Earthen Vessel Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Silverton (Silverton Powdercats, Route 550 Gifts, & more) and Telluride Ski Resort (in Telluride). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durango visit planner .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durango when traveling from Colorado Springs in May, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Silverton, Telluride Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Silverton Powdercats ©
Silverton Powdercats
Telluride Ski Resort ©
Telluride Ski Resort

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dead Horse Point State Park and Delicate Arch. Get in touch with nature at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Hidden Valley Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Turret Arch (in Arches National Park) and Colorado National Monument (in Fruita). On the 3rd (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Tom Till Gallery, and grab your bike and head to Hurrah Pass Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab planner .

Drive from Durango to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Durango in May: high temperatures in Moab hover around 76°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Lower Antelope Canyon and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 6th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, admire all the interesting features of Moran Point, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. In June, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of 85°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Page, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Get a sense of the local culture at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Village Gallery of Local Artists. Step out of Sedona to go to Petrified Forest National Park and see Painted Desert, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), view the masterpieces at Honshin Fine Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with Greg Lawson Galleries - Passion for Place.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip maker tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are warmer (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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