54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Paicines
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Reno
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 4 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum as well as The Strip. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, and then see the interesting displays at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum and then make a trip to The Strip.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Denver to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 87°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Joshua Tree National Park

— 3 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Discover out-of-the-way places like General George S. Patton Memorial Museum and Keys View. Escape the urban bustle at Split Rock and Wonderland of Rocks. Go for a jaunt from Joshua Tree National Park to Mecca to see Box Canyon Road about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch, and appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park, Museum of Selfies and Anacapa Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Redondo Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Broad and The Getty Center. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Titus Canyon and Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Museum-lovers will get to explore Goldwell Open Air Museum and Beatty Museum & Historical Society. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, admire nature's extreme beauty at Devil's Corn Field, and take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Giant Forest and Grant Grove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moro Rock Trail and Kings Canyon National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and look for all kinds of wild species at Big Baldy.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paicines.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Paicines

— 2 nights
The unincorporated community of Paicines, formerly Tres Pinos, is located at 680ft above mean sea level (AMSL) in San Benito County, California along State Route 25. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of San Benito County Historical Park and then explore the different monuments and memorials at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Fremont Peak Observatory, learn about winemaking at Wrath Wines, and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Bay Recreation Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paicines trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Paicines takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Paicines hover around 74°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Paicines

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay will get you outdoors. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

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You can drive from Paicines to San Francisco in 2 hours. Traveling from Paicines in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Falls and Taft Point. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Four Mile Trail, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Reno

— 1 night

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Tahoe. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reno holiday builder site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Reno in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Reno at 74°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 2 nights
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Sulphur Works, admire the sheer force of Mill Creek Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen, and finally hike along Warner Valley Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak , explore the striking landscape at Fantastic Lava Beds, then contemplate the waterfront views at Juniper Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Boiling Springs Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lassen Volcanic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reno to Lassen Volcanic National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reno in May; daily highs in Lassen Volcanic National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Redwood National Park

— 4 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Take a break from the city and head to Redwood National Park and Klamath National Forest. You'll discover tucked-away gems like California Coastal Trail and Enderts Beach. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park holiday planning website.

Drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in June, plan for cooler days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 63°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Crater Lake National Park

— 3 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Take a break from the city and head to Crater Lake National Park and Castle Crest Wildflower Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint and Sun Notch Trail. Step out of Crater Lake National Park with an excursion to National Creek Falls in Prospect--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Klamath Museum, trek along Annie Creek Canyon, stroll through Pinnacles Trail, and take a memorable drive along Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oregon Holocaust Memorial as well as Lan Su Chinese Garden. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Oregon Holocaust Memorial and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June: highs in Portland hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): trek along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, then explore the activities along Nisqually River, and then stroll through Nisqually Vista Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Box Canyon Loop, get outside with Reflection Lakes, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls.

Before you visit Mount Rainier National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Portland in June, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 5 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 Hoh River Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Mount Olympus. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River, and hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
You've now added Woodland Park Zoo to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Glass and Chihuly Bridge of Glass. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle journey maker site.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Cascades National Park

— 2 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Picture Lake and then stroll through Lake Ann Trail. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point and then take in the awesome beauty at North Cascades National Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our North Cascades National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to North Cascades National Park. Traveling from Seattle in June, North Cascades National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 50°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.