15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6 h 15 min
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Mojave
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Independence
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
8
San Benito
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Tehachapi
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h 45 min
11
Channel Islands National Park
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
12
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Kansas City

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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 7th (Sun): put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Kansas City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Star Wars Launch Bay ©
Star Wars Launch Bay
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then hike along Lost Palms Oasis Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in March: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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Mojave

Mojave ©
On the 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mojave Air and Space Port and then trek along Mojave Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Mojave travel tool.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Mojave by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Mojave are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Barstow.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mojave Air and Space Port ©
Mojave Air and Space Port

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Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Barstow Station, get a new perspective on nature at Mojave River Valley Museum, thenexamine the collection at Barstow Harvey House, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rainbow Basin Natural Area.

You can plan Barstow trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Mojave to Barstow takes 1.5 hours. In March in Barstow, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mojave River Valley Museum ©
Mojave River Valley Museum
Rainbow Basin Natural Area ©
Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Barstow Harvey House ©
Barstow Harvey House

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, thenget great views at Dante's View, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Barstow in March, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Independence.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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Independence

Independence ©
Independence is a census-designated place in Inyo County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Eastern California Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Independence day trip website.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Independence by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Independence when traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, with lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to San Benito.

Things to do in Independence

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum

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San Benito

San Benito
San Benito is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Freddy Fender Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Benito trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Independence to San Benito. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Independence to San Benito. When traveling from Independence in March, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Benito: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Benito

Museums

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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 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from San Benito to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder than San Benito - with highs of 70°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tehachapi.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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Tehachapi

Tehachapi ©
Tehachapi is a city in Kern County, California, in the Tehachapi Mountains, at an elevation of between the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert.Tehachapi is 35mi east-southeast of Bakersfield, and west of Mojave. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Skylark North, relax in the rural setting at Tangleweed Farm, thenstop by Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique, and finally admire the majestic nature at Tomo-Kahni State HIstoric Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tehachapi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Tehachapi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March, expect Tehachapi to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Tehachapi

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tomo-Kahni State HIstoric Park ©
Tomo-Kahni State HIstoric Park
Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique ©
Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique
Tangleweed Farm ©
Tangleweed Farm

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park ©
The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
On the 19th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Head underground at The Sea Caves, and then step off the mainland to explore Santa Cruz Island.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Channel Islands National Park route builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tehachapi to Channel Islands National Park. In March, Channel Islands National Park is a bit warmer than Tehachapi - with highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Island ©
Santa Cruz Island
The Sea Caves ©
The Sea Caves

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Montana Avenue, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and finally look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Santa Monica. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Channel Islands National Park in March, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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