18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Baker
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker tool.

Glasgow, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Glasgow in April, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
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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 3rd (Sat): trek along Riverside Walk and then trek along Kayenta Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bryce Amphitheatre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Lake Powell.
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Lake Powell — 1 night

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lake Powell day trip site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Lake Powell are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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 6th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley online travel planner.

Drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in April, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 1 night

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 7th (Wed): hike along White Rim Trail, cruise along White Rim Road, and then hike along Pothole Point Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. In April in Canyonlands National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Flagstaff.
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Flagstaff — 1 night

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

Discover how to plan a Flagstaff trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Canyonlands National Park to Flagstaff takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in April, expect Flagstaff to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baker.
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Baker — 1 night

Baker is a census-designated place located in San Bernardino County, California, USA. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 735. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Alien Fresh Jerky and then don't miss a visit to World's Tallest Thermometer.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Baker trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Baker in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Baker. Traveling from Flagstaff in April, you will find days in Baker are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

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 10th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Huntington Beach Pier, then kick back and relax at The Wedge, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Baker to Los Angeles in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (17°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Marin Headlands and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and hike along Lands End.

You can plan San Francisco trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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