13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
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Palm Springs
— 1 day
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 day
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Palm Springs

— 1 day
On the 12th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally make a trip to Palm Canyon Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs online attractions planner.

Los Angeles to Palm Springs is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Palm Springs at 93°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Page trip planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Page by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Page. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in May, with highs in Page at 79°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 15th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wupatki National Monument.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Flagstaff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Page in May, plan for little chillier days in Flagstaff, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Neon Museum and Shelby American Inc. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Mount Charleston. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, have some family-friendly fun at Apocalypse Vegas, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in May, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in May, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

San Simeon

— 1 day
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and finally kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Barbara Harbor, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara day trip site.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in May, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.