13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Segway Los Angeles, Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Pier, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, cruise the town with Segway Los Angeles, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Maria

— 1 night
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at The Luffa Farm, then take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and finally relax in the rural setting at Avila Valley Barn.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria vacation planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Maria in 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Maria, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, walk around Golden Gate Park, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Santa Maria to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Park, and then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (21°C), and nights are cooler (1°C). On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

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 27th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.