19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 day
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
Drive
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Palo Alto
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Montevideo to San Francisco. Traveling from Montevideo in April, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to South Lake Tahoe.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

South Lake Tahoe — 1 night

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park and then soothe aching muscles at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be much colder, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Spas · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Half Dome. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Moro Rock Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and finally take some stellar pictures from Dante's View. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, and finally hike along Gower Gulch Loop.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.
Parks · Nature

Page — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Page trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Page takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Page. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: high temperatures in Page hover around 26°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Palm Springs.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Palm Springs — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and then see Off-Road Tours.

Plan a trip to Palm Springs easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 37°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
Tours · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles route planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in April, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 30th (Sat).
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Santa Barbara

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.
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Santa Barbara. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Big Sur.
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Big Sur — 1 night

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): trek along Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur road trip planning site.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in April, plan for little chillier days in Big Sur, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz holiday maker app.

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Palo Alto on the 1st (Sun).
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Palo Alto

Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palo Alto trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Palo Alto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Cruz in May since evenings lows in Palo Alto dip to 15°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 1st (Sun).
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

San Francisco — 1 night

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Palo Alto to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to home.
Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.