17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kingman
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train:  30​min
11
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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day
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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore and take pictures at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary maker app .

Charlotte to Monument Valley is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Monument Valley due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Monument Valley. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Horseback Riding Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 42°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
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 3rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

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night
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 4th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Paria View, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, 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 3 hours. In June, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Paria View ©
Paria View

1
night
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): enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 103°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage

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night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, then delve into the mystery of Chloride, Arizona, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hualapai Mountain Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kingman trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Kingman in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Kingman to be little chillier, temps between 98°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Chloride, Arizona
Highlights from your plan
Hualapai Mountain Park ©
Hualapai Mountain Park
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Chloride, Arizona ©
Chloride, Arizona

1
day
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), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Drive from Kingman to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingman to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. June in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get lost in a book at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

Plan a Anaheim trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Coronado Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Coronado Island
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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