19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to El Portal
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El Portal
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Golden Gate Park, Victorian Home Walk, Free Tours by Foot, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): do sightseeing your way with Free Tours by Foot, get the lay of the land with Victorian Home Walk, get great views at Twin Peaks, then shop like a local with Haight-Ashbury, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Point as well as El Capitan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey road trip site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then do a tasting at Santa Barbara Winery, then do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and finally identify plant and animal life at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then get lost in a book at Los Angeles Central Library, then examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): experience the excitement of Splash Mountain, then get your game on at The VOID, then experience the excitement of Grizzly River Run, and finally catch some excitement at The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, then pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 81°F in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Zion National Park

— 1 day
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail, then trek along Riverside Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park planning tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, then don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and finally walk around Sandstone Tours. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Grand Gulch Primitive Area, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then hike along Wildcat Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Honanki Heritage Site, take an in-depth tour of Sedona Heritage Museum, stroll through Brin's Mesa Trail, then shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and finally view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Sedona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Renewal Center.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phoenix vacation app.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in July: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 106°F and lows are around 85°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Diego

— 1 night

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 find traveler tips and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Phoenix, expect colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to El Portal.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

El Portal

— 2 nights
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Northern Mariposa County History Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rainbow Pool, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Stanislaus National Forest.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the El Portal holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to El Portal. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in El Portal, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in El Portal

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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.