20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
Make it your trip
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Washington

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 1 night

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, then cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork.

Plan trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Washington to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and East Rim Drive. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and stop by Lookout Studio.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are warmer (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Family-friendly places like Vernal Fall and Wapama Falls will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, trek along Cathedral Lake Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooks Meadow Loop.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 65°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Coit Tower, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Attractions like Fountain Paint Pot and Beehive Geyser make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, and take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and go for a walk through Times Square.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in New York City to be much hotter, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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