31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Durham

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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation website.

Durham to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in May, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Arches National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, then hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, then don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park tour planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Arches National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Arches National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Arches National Park, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 22nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and stroll through Rim Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Observation Point, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 76°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then get great views at Dante's View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 55°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, stroll through Half Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In June, Yosemite National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.