20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin. There's lots more to do: get great views at Dante's View, cruise along Artists Dr, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in May, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 31st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

You can plan San Francisco trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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