20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
6
Page
— 3 nights
7
Flagstaff
— 1 night
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
9
Phoenix
— 3 nights

3
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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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online holiday planner.

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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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 12th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Bird Rock Vista Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Carmel Beach Boardwalk, stroll through Point Lobos, thenadmire the masterpieces at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey, Bird Rock Vista Point, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

2
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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 15th (Sun): trek along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Cruz in May, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): trek along Telescope Peak trail and then get great views at Dante's View.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online trip maker.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Telescope Peak trail ©
Telescope Peak trail

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

Plan my trip to Zion National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May; daily highs in Zion National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Page is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, and explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Page route builder website.

Do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Cocopah, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thentake a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Page to Flagstaff by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in May: highs in Flagstaff hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Spas

1
night
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.
Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Phoenix to Scottsdale to see Taliesin West about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Phoenix tour builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Phoenix reach °F and lows reach °F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Taliesin West
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides

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