23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Monterey
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Great Basin National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  19​h
Monterey

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Inyo National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Lone Pine Film History Museums and then stroll through Mount Whitney Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online road trip planner

Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Monterey in December, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (54°F), and nights are colder (21°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Inyo National Forest
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Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Lone Pine Film History Museums
Lone Pine Film History Museums

3
days
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and El Capitan will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, don't miss a visit to Valley View, hike along Lembert Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner

Do a combination of car and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 44°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
day
Tahoe City

Tahoe City
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City visit planner

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tahoe City can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Homewood Mountain Resort
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Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood Mountain Resort

1
day
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 24th (Sun), get great views at Minaret Vista, then stroll through Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Eleven53 Interpretive Center.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes online trip maker

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Mammoth Lakes takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Minaret Vista ©
Minaret Vista

2
days
Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): try your luck at Jailhouse Casino and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Basin National Park. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wheeler Peak, and then take an in-depth tour of Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Great Basin National Park trip planner

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mammoth Lakes to Great Basin National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Ely, Great Basin National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park

2
days
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Court of the Patriarchs. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip website

Explore your travel options from Great Basin National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

2
days
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Point, then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park vacation planner

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 31st (Sun), stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley driving holiday planner

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
days
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Arch Rock, trek along Ryan Mountain, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Joshua Tree National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Joshua Tree National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 72°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planner

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in January, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder tool

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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