13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Reno
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park

— 1 night
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planner.

Menomonie to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In May in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature

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Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail, then explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, and finally stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in May, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 59°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Great Salt Lake has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Great Salt Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Keystone to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in May; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 72°F and lows reach 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Reno.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Reno

— 1 night

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral and then hike along Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reno day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Reno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Reno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Reno are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Mill Creek Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen, and then trek along Warner Valley Trailhead.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lassen Volcanic National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Reno to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reno in May: high temperatures in Lassen Volcanic National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park road trip app.

Drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 47°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Fort Bragg

— 1 night
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. You've now added Seaside Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Seaside Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort Bragg vacation site.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Fort Bragg in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in May, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Rim Trail, stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Fort Bragg to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Bragg to Bryce Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Bragg in May, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along Pothole Point Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then stroll through White Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): hike along Roadside Ruin Trail, stroll through White Rim Road, then hike along Neck Spring, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Orange Cliffs Overlook.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 76°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.