13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h
1
Palm Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Indian Canyons, then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Palm Canyon Drive.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip maker app .

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

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

2
nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Page online day trip planner .

You can fly from Palm Springs to Page in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Palm Springs to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Page is a bit cooler than Palm Springs - with highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Wupatki National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip itinerary website .

Drive from Page to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Page in May, expect nights in Flagstaff to be cooler, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

4
nights
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.
The Strip and Counts Kustoms are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Sun) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, have fun at Strip Gun Club, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas travel route planner .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in May, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, then cruise along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
day
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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): learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Simeon itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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, get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Barbara Harbor, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip builder website .

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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