51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
3
Park City
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  4 h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
12
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
13
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Austin

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll around Duthie Hill Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snoqualmie Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Wilderness Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Seattle. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahoma National Cemetery, Duthie Hill Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Lake Wilderness Arboretum ©
Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Tahoma National Cemetery ©
Tahoma National Cemetery

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Cooke City Montana Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 17°F, while days are slightly colder, around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cooke City Montana Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

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nights
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Bridger State Historic Site and Brigham City Tabernacle are in your itinerary. Park City Main Street Historic District and Treehouse Children's Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (in Brighton), Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (in Brigham City) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort and admire the masterpieces at Springville Museum of Art.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Park City road trip planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Park City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April; daily highs in Park City reach 58°F and lows reach 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Brigham City, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Backcountry Snowmobiling, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, Springville Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Fort Bridger State Historic Site ©
Fort Bridger State Historic Site

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nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Get outdoors at Fairyland Loop Trail and Bryce Amphitheatre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rim Trail and Thor's Hammer. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, get great views at Fairyland Point, and explore the striking landscape at Wall Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Park City to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of shuttle, flight, and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In April, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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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 Grand Canyon South Rim and Kolb Studio will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Lookout Studio. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 26°F. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Counts Kustoms. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Amargosa Valley--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas attractions planning site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 57°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Pinos Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Pebble Beach Golf Links. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Pinnacles National Park (in Paicines) and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (in Big Sur). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Monterey are much colder (65°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pinnacles National Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Amorosa and Asian Art Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sacramento (Old Sacramento Waterfront & California State Railroad Museum) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, engage your brain at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Stream Profile Chamber, stroll through Cascade Falls Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rabe Meadows.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 63°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Falls Trail, Stream Profile Chamber, Rabe Meadows
Highlights from your plan
Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple. Get outdoors at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Waimea Valley. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, walk around Kapiolani Regional Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Honolulu in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, subway, and flight. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May; daily highs in Honolulu reach 84°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea Valley, Byodo-In Temple, Opana Radar Site, Lanikai Beach, Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ho'okipa Beach Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kai Pua Artist Studio and Maui On Metal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailea Beach Path (in Wailea) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, and view the masterpieces at Lahaina Printsellers.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lahaina route maker site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea Beach Path, Kapalua Beach, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
The Painted Church and Kealakekua Bay will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hulihe'e Palace and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: 49 Black Sand Beach (in Waikoloa), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Puako) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kahaluu Bay, look for gifts at Kona Joe Coffee, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, 49 Black Sand Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kona Joe Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park ©
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Hulihe'e Palace ©
Hulihe'e Palace

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Get outdoors at Crystal Cove and Carpinteria State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes), Tehachapi Mountain Park (in Tehachapi) and Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve (in Carpinteria). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Santa Monica Pier, Running Horse Ranch, Tehachapi Mountain Park, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Point Loma and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Diego Mormon Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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