16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Strawberry Hill will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park visit planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

1
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mammoth Brewing Company, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes by bus takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company

1
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park holiday tool .

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are much hotter (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

1
night
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 30th (Thu): stroll through Rim Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary maker app .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, things will get cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 63°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive 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
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Zion National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

2
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.
On the 1st (Sat), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

1
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then trek along Double Arch.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 5th (Wed), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip tool .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Island in the Sky
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch

2
nights
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
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Getting from Moab to Lake Powell by car takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Moab in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lake Powell, with lows of 69°F. On the 8th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Alstrom Point
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Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point

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