12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Taxi to St. George, Bus to Beatty, Taxi to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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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 3rd (Sat): try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Las Vegas at 80°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

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 4th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Fairyland Loop Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (56°F), and nights are about the same (25°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park online travel route planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, get great views at Dante's View, then take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in April, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 77°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday planning app.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (59°F), and nights are colder (28°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 13th (Tue): examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.