11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island and then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, San Francisco is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Olmsted Point, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect little chillier with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip builder .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Lipan Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then look for gifts at Lookout Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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