22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sioux Falls
Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
4
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
14
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  28 h
End: Sioux Falls

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, thenget engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, thengo deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City sightseeing planner.

Sioux Falls to Rapid City is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Rapid City sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Broken Boot Gold Mine, Loop Road, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans and then cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver trip maker app.

Getting from Rapid City to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hike along Palmer Park, steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, thenget your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and finally make a trip to Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

1
night
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 11th (Fri), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Animas River, and then learn about winemaking at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durango road trip planning site.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in May since evenings lows in Durango dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Durango

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Animas River ©
Animas River

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 12th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, walk around Sandstone Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Comb Ridge, thentake a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, and finally don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley online visit planner.

Drive from Durango to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durango in May, with highs in Monument Valley at 74°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Forrest Gump Point, Comb Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Moab route planning tool.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Grand View Point Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and then see the interesting displays at Little Hollywood Movie Museum. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Rock Stop, explore the activities along Paria River Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kanab vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Kanab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanab when traveling from Moab in May, with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, The Rock Stop, Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon

1
night
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 17th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway.

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You can drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get great views at Lipan Point, thencruise along East Rim Drive, and then get great views at Yaki Point.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. May in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, thenhave fun at Battlefield Vegas, thentake an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Petco Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in San Diego hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Petco Park ©
Petco Park
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, thentake a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenget to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get great views at Twin Peaks, thencontemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, thensnap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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