12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
7
San Diego
— 1 night

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thentake in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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 15th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thenget answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, thenexplore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, thensteep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, and finally explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hermit's Rest and Kolb Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Yavapai Point. On the 22nd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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