17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Shuttle
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Kanab
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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Los Angeles

— 1 day

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 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at The Getty Center, stop by Amoeba Music, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday website.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff day trip app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Flagstaff takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Flagstaff to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
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 26th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Kanab.
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Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kanab trip itinerary app.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Kanab in 9 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Kanab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 5°C. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes an hour. In May in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lone Pine trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Lone Pine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Lone Pine is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 8°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): hit the slopes at Diamond Peak.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lone Pine to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Lone Pine in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 1st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see where the action happens at Oracle Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then steep yourself in history at Cannery Row.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, then see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, and finally trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Morro Bay in June: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.