17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Fly:  8​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Disney
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Chattanooga

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Crissy Field. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Chattanooga to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chattanooga to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chattanooga in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Redwood National Park at 60°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
night
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 26th (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally get great views at Tunnel View. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then trek along North Dome.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Redwood National Park in May, expect little chillier with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Partington Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Big Sur, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 31st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in May, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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nights
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 1st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

1
day
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 3rd (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

Getting from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Disney.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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nights
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 4th (Thu), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Strip, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Disney.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Disney

Disney ©
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Disney vacation builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Disney. Traveling from Las Vegas to Disney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Disney to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 68°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Disney

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum, Pensacola Dam
Highlights from your plan
Pensacola Dam ©
Pensacola Dam

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