20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Merced
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
car:  4​h 30​min
4
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
10
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
15
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
End: Bratislava

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Bratislava in October, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Merced

Merced
Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Merced online vacation planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Merced by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Merced are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). On the 1st (Fri), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Merced

Parks Museums Nightlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

1
night
Fresno

Fresno
To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fresno road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Fresno takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fresno, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Fresno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. November in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've now added Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Panamint Range and Charcoal Kilns.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park route website .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Death Valley National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range
Charcoal Kilns ©
Charcoal Kilns

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), shop like a local with The Strip, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in November since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally get great views at Fairyland Point.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park. In November, Bryce Canyon National Park is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 9°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Fairyland Point ©
Fairyland Point

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Kolob Terrace Road and then hike along Kayenta Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 19°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

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Page

Page ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteor Crater Natural Landmark as well as Horseshoe Bend. On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nautilus Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, and finally explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Page trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Big Water, Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, Nautilus Rock
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark ©
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll around Indian Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then get great views at Maricopa Point, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Page in November; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 14°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Maricopa Point ©
Maricopa Point

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch and then hike along Split Rock.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

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Los Angeles

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 11th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in November, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Seal Beach, Ocean Avenue, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach

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Santa Barbara

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Santa Barbara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Margerum Wine Company ©
Margerum Wine Company

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 14th (Thu), kick back and relax at Waddell Beach, take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive, and then appreciate the history behind To Honor Surfing Monument.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero, and then wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. 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 November since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Sutro Baths ©
Sutro Baths

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