28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h
1
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
8
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Cadillac Ranch.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo online road trip planner .

Chicago to Amarillo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amarillo, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyon
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Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Amarillo in May, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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.
On the 19th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary website .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Mon), do a tasting at V. Sattui and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Drakes Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodega Head.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planning app .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 53°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Head, V. Sattui Winery, Drakes Beach
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along May Lake Trailhead, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 86°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Death Valley Nut & Candy
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack
Charcoal Kilns ©
Charcoal Kilns
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Prime Desert Woodland Preserve. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Santa Monica Mountains, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Doe Mountain Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Coconino National Forest and then admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Los Angeles to Sedona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 94°F and lows are around 68°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): get great views at Yaki Point and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Page trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are much warmer (69°F). You will leave for Phoenix on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lone Rock Beach ©
Lone Rock Beach

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nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On the next day, play a few rounds at Troon North Golf Club and then get to know the fascinating history of Lake Pleasant Regional Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix itinerary app .

You can fly from Page to Phoenix in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Page in June, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 106°F and lows about 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
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Highlights from your plan
Troon North Golf Club ©
Troon North Golf Club
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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