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 day
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Cedar City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Kanab
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Kayenta
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
11
Monument Valley
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Cameron
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Seligman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Kingman
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
17
Twentynine Palms
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
18
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
19
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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nights
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 26th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then stop by City Lights Booksellers, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Union Square, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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day
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 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mammoth Lakes can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rachel.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Golf
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Las Vegas. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Cedar City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Artisans Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery

few
hours
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cedar City trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Las Vegas to Cedar City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Cedar City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Cedar City, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum ©

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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online vacation maker .

You can drive from Cedar City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Cedar City - with highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

few
hours
Kanab

Kanab
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanab trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Kanab at 94°F and lows at 50°F. You'll set off for Page on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by shuttle from Kanab to Page takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kanab in June, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. You'll set off for Kayenta on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

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hours
Kayenta

Kayenta
Kayenta is a U.S. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kayenta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Page to Kayenta in 2 hours. In June in Kayenta, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 69°F at night. You will leave for Cameron on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Kayenta

Tours Outdoors Museums

1
night
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. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kayenta to Monument Valley takes an hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kayenta in June: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 87°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Cameron

Cameron ©
Cameron is a city in Milam County, Texas, United States. To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cameron trip planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Cameron in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Cameron. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cameron

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Trading Post ©
Cameron Trading Post

few
hours
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.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

You can drive from Cameron to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Seligman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

1
night
Seligman

Seligman ©
Seligman is a census-designated place (CDP) on the northern border of Yavapai County, in northwestern Arizona, the United States.The population was 456 at the 2000 census.GeographySeligman is located at, at 5240ft in elevation, alongside the Big Chino Wash, in a northern section of Chino Valley. To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seligman trip website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Seligman in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seligman when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kingman.

Things to do in Seligman

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Historic Seligman Sundries ©
The Historic Seligman Sundries

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hours
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kingman trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Seligman to Kingman takes 1.5 hours. In June, Kingman is somewhat warmer than Seligman - with highs of 98°F and lows of 65°F. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chloride, Arizona
Highlights from your plan
Chloride, Arizona ©
Chloride, Arizona

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kingman in June since evenings lows in Joshua Tree National Park dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Twentynine Palms.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch
Keys View ©
Keys View

1
night
Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Twentynine Palms online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Twentynine Palms by car takes about an hour. June in Twentynine Palms sees daily highs of 102°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 7th (Fri), you're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the San Diego online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Twentynine Palms to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Twentynine Palms in June, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): wander the streets of State Street Underpass, look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then do a tasting at Grassini Family Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara day trip planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Grassini Family Vineyards ©
Grassini Family Vineyards
Margerum Wine Company ©
Margerum Wine Company

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