53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Layton
— 6 nights
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Boulder
— 5 nights
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Lincoln
— 5 nights
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Boise
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 7 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Borrego Springs (Yaqui Well & California Overland Desert Excursions) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip app.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in San Diego hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along The Narrows, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail, and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Zion National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, plan for cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Layton.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

6
nights
Layton

Layton ©
Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. Explore Layton's surroundings by going to South Davis Recreation Center (in Bountiful), Eden (Powder Mountain, Wasatch Parc Snow Tubing, &more) and Cold Springs Trout Farm (in Ogden). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Peaks 6 Run Heli-Ski Tour, admire the striking features of Union Station, see the interesting displays at Utah State Railroad Museum, and fly down the slopes at Beaver Mountain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Layton vacation app.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Layton with the Route module. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Layton, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Layton

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Powder Mountain ©
Powder Mountain
Treehouse Children's Museum ©
Treehouse Children's Museum
Beaver Mountain ©
Beaver Mountain

5
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulder: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland) and Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (in Golden). And it doesn't end there: catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, learn about winemaking at Silver Vines Winery, and test your problem-solving skills at Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder trip website.

Explore your travel options from Layton to Boulder with the Route module. April in Boulder sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine

5
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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lincoln: Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel - Day Tours (in Jefferson), Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (in Gorham) and Vertical Ventures Aviation (in Whitefield). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, make a splash at Upper Valley Aquatic Center, make a trip to Franconia-Sugar Hill-Easton, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Chocorua.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boulder to Lincoln takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Boulder to Lincoln due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boulder in April; daily highs in Lincoln reach 53°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery ©
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center ©
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
Off-Road Tours

3
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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, &more), Keystone (Presidential Trail & Mount Rushmore National Memorial) and Custer (Sylvan Lake & Iron Mountain Road). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, relax and rejuvenate at Stress Relief Massage of Deadwood, view the masterpieces at Insideout, and shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rapid City tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lincoln to Rapid City in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lincoln to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

6
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Elephant Back Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and get outside with Bridge Bay Marina.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Yellowstone River Picnic Area ©
Yellowstone River Picnic Area
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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Boise

Boise ©

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boise: Lizard Butte (in Marsing) and Dedication Point (in Kuna). And it doesn't end there: hike along Boise River Greenbelt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bogus Basin, and hit the slopes at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boise road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Boise takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, you will find days in Boise are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are much hotter (48°F). You'll set off for Seattle on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Lizard Butte ©
Lizard Butte
Dedication Point ©
Dedication Point

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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Discover Nature (in Lakewood) and ILovekickboxing (in Kirkland). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online travel planner.

You can fly from Boise to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Seattle is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Boise, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Discover Nature ©
Discover Nature
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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