17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— Few hours
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
4
Santa Monica
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
6
San Diego
— 1 night
7
Mojave
— 1 night
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
10
Zion National Park
— 1 night
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
12
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
13
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
14
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
15
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night

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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 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Union Square.

Find out how to plan San Francisco trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Big Sur itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip builder tool.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Find out how to plan Santa Monica trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Monica, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey maker.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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night
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 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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Mojave

Mojave ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kelso Dunes, don't miss a visit to World's Tallest Thermometer, thenlook for gifts at Alien Fresh Jerky, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Fort irwin & NTC museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Painted rocks.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mojave road trip website.

You can drive from San Diego to Mojave in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in March since evenings lows in Mojave dip to °C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Baker, Fort Irwin, Kelso Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Kelso Dunes ©
Kelso Dunes
Alien Fresh Jerky ©
Alien Fresh Jerky
Painted rocks ©
Painted rocks

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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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Mojave to Grand Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mojave to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Mojave in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, thenhike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In April, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, thenshop like a local with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday app.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, thensteep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park road trip planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In April in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), hike along North Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 9th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Stream Profile Chamber, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, thentry your luck at Harveys Casino, thentry your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and finally admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

To plan South Lake Tahoe vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 7 hours. In April in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Stateline, Lake Tahoe (California)
Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

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