43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Custer
— 2 nights
2
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
4
Seattle
— 5 nights
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
6
Katmai National Park and Preserve
— Few hours
7
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
8
Newport
— 1 day
9
Portland
— 4 nights
10
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
11
Las Vegas
— 5 nights

2
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer trip itinerary planning site.

Philadelphia to Custer is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect Custer to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Big Cottonwood Canyon and Deer Valley Resort. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple Square and The Tabernacle. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Alta Ski Area (in Alta) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

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Getting from Custer to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Alta Ski Area, Deer Valley Resort, Backcountry Snowmobiling
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Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Alta Ski Area ©
Alta Ski Area
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

7
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley will get you outdoors. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip maker.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

5
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail & Mount Ellinor). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around °F, while nights are much warmer with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by combination of takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Friday Harbor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Theme Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan

few
hours
Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai National Park and Preserve
The volcanic landscape of Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to thousands of brown bears who spend their summers fattening up on the plentiful salmon that fill the wilderness area's rivers and streams.
To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katmai National Park and Preserve holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Friday Harbor to Katmai National Park and Preserve. Traveling from Friday Harbor to Katmai National Park and Preserve, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Friday Harbor in May, with highs in Katmai National Park and Preserve at °F and lows at °F. You will leave for Fairbanks on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks
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3
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Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get outdoors at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 31st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, steep yourself in history at Alaskan Pipeline, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Birch Hill Recreation Area.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks vacation builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katmai National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks. Traveling from Katmai National Park and Preserve in May, expect nights in Fairbanks to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Alaskan Pipeline
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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge ©
Large Animal Research Station ©
Large Animal Research Station

1
day
Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenenjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Newport online holiday planner.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Newport in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fairbanks to Newport. Traveling from Fairbanks in June, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

4
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ecola State Park and Multnomah Falls. Popular historic sites such as Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Fort Clatsop National Memorial are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Newport in June, expect Portland to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Ecola State Park
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

6
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mariposa Grove and Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along North Dome, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Portland to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 26 hours. Traveling from Portland in June, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
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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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel route planning website.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 17.5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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