8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Palm Springs
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights

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Las Vegas — 1 night

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 3rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas journey app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Las Vegas. April in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll set off for Death Valley National Park on the 4th (Mon).
Museums · Parks

Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Joshua Tree National Park — 1 night

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 5th (Tue): stroll through Arch Rock Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barker Dam Trail, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and finally admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows around 55°F. You'll set off for Palm Springs on the 6th (Wed).
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Palm Springs

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs journey planning site.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Palm Springs is a bit warmer than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 89°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

San Diego — 4 nights

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, take in nature's colorful creations at Alcazar Garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in April, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (58°F).
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.