17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
End: Las Vegas

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): cruise along Tioga Pass, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Racetrack, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Artists Palette, and other attractions. On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, then make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, then explore the striking landscape at The Racetrack, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Devil's Corn Field. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take in a show at Hopi House, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Mather Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Powell Point and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Page

Page ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend, Lower Antelope Canyon and Antelope Canyon. On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Page route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Page to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

few
hours
Monument Valley

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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monument Valley using our trip planner.

Getting from Page to Monument Valley by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in May, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 7°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toArches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Outdoors

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night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Windows, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Arches National Park in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then admire all the interesting features of Island in the Sky, then hike along White Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, trek along Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in May, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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nights
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.
On the 24th (Fri), trek along The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam Bypass as well as Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally make a trip to Hoover Dam Bypass.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass

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