15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Nashville

1
night
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 22nd (Fri), let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego planning app .

Nashville to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 24th (Sun), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim road trip app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip tool .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Fri), see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Joshua Tree National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, San Francisco is little chillier than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

1
night
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 1st (Mon), hike along Partington Cove, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Big Sur, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

1
day
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Zion National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in June: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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