18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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Los Angeles

— 1 day

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Joshua Tree National Park on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, then don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (23°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park travel planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by shuttle takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 5°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 29th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of California Historical Landmark 507.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lone Pine vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Lone Pine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Lone Pine hover around 32°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, then don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lone Pine to Yosemite National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lone Pine in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace and then stroll around Golden Gate Park. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip builder site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Morro Bay route tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Morro Bay in June, plan for little chillier days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.