16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Bus to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Taxi to Page, Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

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 see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, 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. 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

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
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 see more things to do, maps, 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 fly. 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 · Wildlife

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 train. 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 travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

Fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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

To find ratings, maps, photos, 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. 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 · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

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, reviews, maps, 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: drive; 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 · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. 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 travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

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.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 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 · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 see more things to do, reviews, ratings, 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; or take a 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

Zion National Park

— 1 night
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.

For more things to do, reviews, 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 · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 find ratings, photos, more things to do, 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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.

To see other places to visit, 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

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 5.5 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 · 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.