51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Los Angeles
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Tonopah
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Cedar City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Jacumba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 21 nights
Los Angeles

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 25th (Fri), take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and then tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Bodega Head. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall and then tee off at Wawona Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tonopah.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

2
days
Tonopah

Tonopah ©
Tonopah is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Nye County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Goldfield Hotel and then admire all the interesting features of Tonopah Historic Mining Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tonopah travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Tonopah takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Tonopah: highs are around 36°C and lows about 15°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Cedar City.
Highlights from your plan
Tonopah Historic Mining Park ©
Tonopah Historic Mining Park
Goldfield Hotel ©
Goldfield Hotel

2
days
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Taylor Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanarra Creek. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Parowan Gap Petroglyphs.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Cedar City custom trip planner.

You can drive from Tonopah to Cedar City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tonopah to Cedar City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cedar City when traveling from Tonopah in June, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zion National Park, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

2
days
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale and then play a few rounds at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then tee off at Troon North Golf Club.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cedar City to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, Phoenix is much warmer than Cedar City - with highs of 48°C and lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Troon North Golf Club
Troon North Golf Club
Horseback Riding Tours

2
days
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, Head underground at Lava River Cave and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip builder.

Fly from Phoenix to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in June; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©

2
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.
On the 10th (Sun), get great views at Powell Point and then hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Mohave Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Flagstaff in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

2
days
Sedona

Sedona
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hike along Fay Canyon Trail, then explore the ancient world of Tuzigoot National Monument, and then do a tasting at Page Springs Cellars. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Sedona Golf Resort and then appreciate the history behind Montezuma Well.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Sedona hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Jacumba.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Page Springs Cellars, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Well
Highlights from your plan
Sedona Golf Resort
Sedona Golf Resort
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument

2
days
Jacumba

Jacumba ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Desert View Tower Jacumba and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jacumba travel planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Jacumba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Jacumba due to the time zone difference. On the 16th (Sat), you're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Jacumba

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Desert View Tower Jacumba
Desert View Tower Jacumba

5
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Jolla Shores Park and Oceanside Pier. Point Loma and Old Point Loma Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk, and contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Jacumba to San Diego in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in San Diego are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

22
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Topanga State Park will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Heisler Park, & more), Aquarium of the Pacific (in Long Beach) and Dana Point (Dana Point Harbor & Doheny State Beach). Have a day of magic on the 24th (Sun) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Malibu, Dana Point
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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