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:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
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 Steps, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Bratislava to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bratislava in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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

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

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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 Roaring River Falls, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and then take some stellar pictures from Buck Rock Lookout.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are much warmer (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls
Buck Rock Lookout ©
Buck Rock Lookout

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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).
Highlights from your plan
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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 10th (Sun), shop like a local with The Strip, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Strip Gun Club and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Planning Las Vegas trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, with lows around 9°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
The Strip ©
The Strip

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night
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 7th (Thu): hike along Kayenta Trail and then take a memorable drive along Kolob Terrace Road.

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 Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

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night
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.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and -9°C. You'll set off for Page on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

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night
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 Horseshoe Bend. On the 8th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Nautilus Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Page trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Coyote Buttes, Nautilus Rock
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument ©

few
hours
Monument Valley

Monument Valley
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. Planning Monument Valley trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Page in November: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 13°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Outdoors

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), stroll around Indian Garden, get great views at Maricopa Point, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in November, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around -6°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Museums 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.
To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

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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.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You've now added Pfeiffer State Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, stroll through Partington Cove, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Coast Gallery Big Sur. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Big Sur online route planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Big Sur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Big Sur to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planning website .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Point ©
Fort Point

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