17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
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Laguna Beach
— 1 night
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Newport Beach
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Huntington Beach
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Long Beach
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Monterey
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 20th (Fri).
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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.
You've added Olmsted Point, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Dante's View, Zabriskie Point, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much warmer, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 64°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Zion National Park.
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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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary site.

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 changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days in Zion National Park, with highs around 76°F, while nights are colder with lows around 41°F. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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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.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Page.
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Page — 1 night

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 photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Page trip tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.
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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. For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online attractions planner.

Drive from Page to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in May: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 74°F and lows are around 44°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 26th (Thu).
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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.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Phoenix reach 93°F and lows reach 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Joshua Tree National Park.
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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.
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Getting from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 61°F. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Laguna Beach.
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Laguna Beach — 1 night

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach route maker website.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Laguna Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May: highs in Laguna Beach hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Newport Beach.
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Newport Beach

City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport Beach road trip planner.

Newport Beach is just a stone's throw from Laguna Beach. May in Newport Beach sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will leave for Huntington Beach on the 29th (Sun).
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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Huntington Beach road trip site.

Huntington Beach is very close to Newport Beach. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll set off for Long Beach on the 29th (Sun).
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Long Beach

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Long Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Huntington Beach to Long Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 29th (Sun).
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Venice Canals Walkway, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour app.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Long Beach. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Barbara.
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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.
To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. You will leave for Big Sur on the 1st (Wed).
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Big Sur — 1 night

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur trip maker app.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Monterey.
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey online route maker.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. You will leave for San Francisco on the 2nd (Thu).
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San Francisco — 3 nights

Enjoy San Francisco some more: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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