15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
car:  1​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
car:  3​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park itinerary planning app .

Drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In April, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 19°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Page to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Drive from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park online vacation planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

Discover how to plan a Las Vegas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 15°C. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then see the interesting displays at Lone Pine Film History Museums.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then trek along Partington Cove.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

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