22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Make your Glacier National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Atlanta to Glacier National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then do a tasting at Adelsheim Vineyard, and then awaken your taste buds at Cellar Door Wine Tours. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

Discover how to plan a Portland trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, stroll through Kapalua Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina holiday planner.

You can fly from Portland to Lahaina in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Portland to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in May, expect Lahaina to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Waikiki Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu road trip tool.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Honolulu are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Simeon.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 16:

San Simeon

— 3 nights
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 17th (Mon), trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, then get a dose of the wild on Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to San Simeon Pier. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then don't miss a visit to Ragged Point Overlook, then do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Therapy by the Sea.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Simeon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Simeon takes 9 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to San Simeon, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in May, San Simeon is much colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Denver.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
On the 20th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio, then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Getting from San Simeon to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Simeon to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Simeon in May; daily highs in Denver reach 66°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 21st (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park sightseeing tool.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Breweries & Distilleries · Spas
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.