19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
End: San Francisco

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Find out how to plan Phoenix trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

San Jose to Phoenix is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in April; daily highs in Phoenix reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 19°C and -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lower Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peek-A-Boo Loop. On the 15th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bryce Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Fairyland Point ©
Fairyland Point

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
The Narrows has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam as well as Death Valley Excursions - Day Tours. Family-friendly places like Fremont Street Experience and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Death Valley Excursions - Day Tours, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Family-friendly places like Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip itinerary planning tool .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In April in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Oceanside Pier.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Carlsbad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in April, expect Carlsbad to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. It doesn't end there: meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning website .

You can drive from Carlsbad to San Diego in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Carlsbad in April, with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel route planner .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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