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:  4 h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Lee Vining
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Griffith Observatory, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Downtown LA Walking Tours, and other attractions. On the 11th (Sat), make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then take in the local highlights with Downtown LA Walking Tours, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Tours Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Downtown LA Walking Tours ©
Downtown LA Walking Tours

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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.
Helicopter Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey maker tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rim Trail as well as South Kaibab Trail. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get great views at Mather Point, then hike along Rim Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. In May, Monument Valley is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

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

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Page, with lows of 15°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks ©
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've now added Artists Dr to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Page to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Page to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Lee Vining.

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
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lee Vining travel route tool .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Lee Vining in 4 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Lee Vining, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
El Capitan has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get great views at Tunnel View, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lee Vining to Yosemite National Park. In May, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Big Sur online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Big Sur are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Big Sur in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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