15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Roanoke

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Washington DC — 1 night

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation planning tool.

Roanoke to Washington DC is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online vacation planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are much hotter (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Wapama Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are a bit cooler (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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 5th (Sun): shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 103°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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