12 days in Continental USA Itinerary

12 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Hood River
— Few hours
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Portland
— 1 night
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Boise
— 1 night
4
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
7
Rapid City
— 1 night
8
Custer
— 1 night
9
Lincoln
— 1 day
10
Hamilton
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— Few hours
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Las Vegas
— 1 night

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Art on Oak.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hood River online vacation builder.

Palm Springs to Hood River is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in April, expect nights in Hood River to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are colder, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Art on Oak ©
Art on Oak

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, then hunt for treasures at Portland Saturday Market, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill).

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Live Laugh Love Art
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Saturday Market ©
Portland Saturday Market
Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape, then look for gifts at Cravin's Candy Emporium, and finally hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Boise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise due to the time zone difference. May in Boise sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Cravin's Candy Emporium ©
Cravin's Candy Emporium
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): shop like a local with Thal Glass Studio, view the masterpieces at Rare Jackson Hole Gallery, stop by The Jackson Hole Toy Store, then shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature, and finally view the masterpieces at The Brookover Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Getting from Boise to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boise in May, with highs in Jackson Hole at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature
The Jackson Hole Toy Store ©
The Jackson Hole Toy Store
The Brookover Gallery ©
The Brookover Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In May, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Jackson Hole - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then hit the bull's-eye at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cody, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Cody hover around 62°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cowtown Candy Company ©
Cowtown Candy Company
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC

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Rapid City

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, look for gifts at Black Hills Vinyl, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cody to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Rapid City

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Black Hills Vinyl ©
Black Hills Vinyl
Suzie Cappa Art Center ©
Suzie Cappa Art Center

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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 8th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills National Forest, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and then stop by Art Expressions.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Custer online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Custer takes an hour. Traveling from Rapid City in May, expect Custer to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Custer

Scenic Drive · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Art Expressions ©
Art Expressions

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Hamann Rose Garden, then have some family-friendly fun at Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boiler Brewing Company.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lincoln day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Lincoln takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer to Lincoln, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in May: high temperatures in Lincoln hover around 74°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Lincoln

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Boiler Brewing Company ©
Boiler Brewing Company
Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln
Hamann Rose Garden ©
Hamann Rose Garden

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©
Hamilton is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, United States. On the 10th (Mon), stop by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Hamilton takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Hamilton

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Star Quilt Company ©
Missouri Star Quilt Company

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Kansas City

Kansas City
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Kansas City takes 1.5 hours. May in Kansas City sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Nightlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then look for gifts at Barneys New York, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker app.

Fly from Kansas City to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kansas City in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian
Barneys New York ©
Barneys New York

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