22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Sunnyvale Farmers Market in Sunnyvale (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: walk around Golden Gate Park, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sunnyvale Farmers Market
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Tucson (H. F. Coors, Will You Escape?, &more), Gilbert (St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church & Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ) and Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, and take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Phoenix are much warmer (93°F), and nights are a bit warmer (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tucson, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Will You Escape? ©
Will You Escape?
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

4
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Fe (Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, &more), Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque online trip planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Albuquerque by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get slightly colder in Albuquerque: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Cochiti Pueblo, Jemez Mountains, Bandelier National Monument
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Balcony House). There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Durango in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in May, with highs in Durango at 68°F and lows at 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

4
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Alta Ski Area (in Alta), Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway (in Park City) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, see the interesting displays at Hill Aerospace Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Social Axe Throwing Ogden, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New World Distillery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City route maker tool.

You can fly from Durango to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Durango in May, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Provo, Ogden, New World Distillery, Alta Ski Area, Little Cottonwood Canyon
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Little Cottonwood Canyon ©
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Rock Canyon ©
Rock Canyon

Similar Plans

25 days in United States BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in United States & Calgary BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in United States & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans