14 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive
4
Deadwood
— 1 night
Fly
5
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Fly to Cortez, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Moab, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Baker City
— 1 night
Drive to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Fly to Sydney

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Seattle — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, walk around Kerry Park, and then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Washington Park Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Kubota Garden.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Seattle is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Mud Volcano, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, and then admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route app.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 1 night

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, examine the collection at North Dakota State Railroad Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Chief Lookings Village, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Bismarck by car takes about 10 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Bismarck at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 1 night

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Adams House.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Deadwood travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Deadwood takes 5 hours. While traveling from Bismarck, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Deadwood, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Fort Collins.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Fort Collins — 1 night

Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort Collins itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Deadwood to Fort Collins in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Fort Collins. In May, daytime highs in Fort Collins are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 2 nights

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fort Collins to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fort Collins in May, you will find days in Monument Valley are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and finally steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Monument Valley in May, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baker City.
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Baker City — 1 night

Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Baker Heritage Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Leo Adler House Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baker City trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Baker City takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, Baker City is slightly colder at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Museums
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United States travel guide

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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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South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.
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