12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 5th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally explore and take pictures at Artists Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then take in the awesome beauty at Funeral Mountains, then get great views at Dante's View, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail and then hike along General Grant Tree Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through North Grove Loop Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log.

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Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then get great views at Half Dome. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip site.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (59°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.