16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Bratislava
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h 45 min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
12
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  20 h 30 min
End: Bratislava

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey maker app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Bratislava to Los Angeles. Traveling from Bratislava in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), hike along Ryan Mountain and then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park online route planner.

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 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, stroll through South Carlsbad State Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and then stroll through Coronado Beach.

Plan trip to San Diego with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and tram. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

Drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Barbara, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Trails Beaches

Side Trip

Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Santa Barbara in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip maker.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End

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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 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planning site.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Zion National Park to be colder, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

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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 18th (Mon): stop by Ruby's Inn, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary maker app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ruby's Inn
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Ruby's Inn ©
Ruby's Inn

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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. On the 19th (Tue), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Monument Valley at 27°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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

Do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 23°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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