19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route builder tool .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 12th (Fri), do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, then view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa. Keep things going the next day: stop by Oxbow Public Market, then admire the verdant scenery at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, then do a tasting at Baldacci Family Vineyards, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena road trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Napa, Calistoga, Mumm Napa, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park route planning website .

You can drive from St. Helena to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from St. Helena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Big Sur. In April, daytime highs in Big Sur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get a taste of the local shopping with Ansel Adams Gallery, then kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Sur in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, wander the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee, and then take advantage of the amenities at Lake Tahoe.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Truckee sightseeing website .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Truckee are 15°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park vacation builder app .

You can drive from Truckee to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Truckee in April, things will get warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Tusayan Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in a show at Hopi House, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, contemplate the long history of West Point Lighthouse, then work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 9°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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