21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Big Sur
— 1 night
2
Monterey
— 1 night
3
Fresno
— 1 night
4
San Diego
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
6
Sedona
— 1 night
7
Flagstaff
— 1 night
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
11
Boise
— 1 night
12
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
13
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
14
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
15
Eugene
— 1 night
16
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur itinerary builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Big Sur is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 12 hours. In May, Big Sur is much colder than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, thenexamine the collection at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and finally don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
On the 6th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Old Fresno Water Tower, take an in-depth tour of Legion of Valor Museum, thenlearn about winemaking at Ficklin Vineyards, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fresno travel planner.

Drive from Monterey to Fresno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in May; daily highs in Fresno reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Fresno

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Ficklin Vineyards
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St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno ©
St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno
Ficklin Vineyards ©
Ficklin Vineyards
Old Fresno Water Tower ©
Old Fresno Water Tower

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, thenkick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and then browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planning tool.

You can fly from Fresno to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Fresno in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
San Diego Model Railroad Museum ©
San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thenexamine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip builder tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sedona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in May since evenings lows in Sedona dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wupatki National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Flagstaff travel route planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days in Flagstaff, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
West of the Moon Gallery ©
West of the Moon Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, thenexplore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park planning website.

Getting from Flagstaff to Zion National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Flagstaff in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 12th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip site.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Zion National Park in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

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You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, do a tasting at Telaya Wine Co., thentest your problem-solving skills at Boise Escape, and finally get your game on at Labyrinth Escape Games.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boise trip planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Boise in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in Boise to be much hotter, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Boise

Fun & Games Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Telaya Wine Co., Labyrinth Escape Games
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Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Telaya Wine Co. ©
Telaya Wine Co.
Labyrinth Escape Games ©
Labyrinth Escape Games

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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 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, thenbrowse the exhibits of Tallac Historic Site, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Company.

To plan South Lake Tahoe vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Boise to South Lake Tahoe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boise in May; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
South Lake Brewing Company ©
South Lake Brewing Company

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trek along Wawona Meadow, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, thenget great views at Washburn Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, hike along Panorama Trail, thenmake a trip to Olmsted Point, and then cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, stroll through Pinnacles Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 23.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eugene.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Pinnacles Trail ©
Pinnacles Trail

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Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Better Living Room by Ninkasi Brewing, do a tasting at Sarver Winery, thendo a tasting at Silvan Ridge Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Sweet Cheeks Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eugene online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Eugene in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Eugene, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Eugene

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries
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Silvan Ridge Winery ©
Silvan Ridge Winery
Sweet Cheeks Winery ©
Sweet Cheeks Winery
Sarver Winery ©
Sarver Winery

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, thenview the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip site.

Traveling by car from Eugene to Cannon Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Eugene in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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