16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Channel Islands National Park
— 1 night
Unknown
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Soledad
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning app.

Tampa to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Tampa in October, with lows around 60°F. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trek along Daylight Pass. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then hike along Gower Gulch Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
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 21st (Thu): hike along Lost Palms Oasis Trail and then admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Channel Islands National Park

— 1 night
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 22nd (Fri), head off the coast to Santa Cruz Island and then Head underground at The Sea Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and then head off the coast to Santa Rosa Island.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Channel Islands National Park day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joshua Tree National Park to Channel Islands National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October; daily highs in Channel Islands National Park reach 77°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

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.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Channel Islands National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Soledad.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Soledad

— 1 night
Soledad is a city in Monterey County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Wrath Wines, learn about winemaking at Hahn Estate Winery, and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Bay Recreation Trail.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Soledad vacation website.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Soledad in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Soledad are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Soledad

Wineries · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Soledad to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Soledad in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Chaos Crags and Jumbles, then get impressive views of Lassen Peak , then take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lassen Volcanic National Park online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Redwood National Park. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through California Coastal Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park travel route builder site.

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.