20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boulder City
Drive:  5 h
1
Palm Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Palmdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Bishop
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Tonopah
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Boulder City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Manchester

5
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Let the collections at Palm Springs Air Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palomar Observatory and Antique Galleries of Palm Springs. Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Springs: Big Bear Lake (Alpine Pedal Path & Castle Rock Trail 1W03), Heaps Peak Arboretum (in Skyforest) and Wolf Mountain Sanctuary (in Lucerne Valley).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs day trip planner.

Boulder City to Palm Springs is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Boulder City in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 49°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palmdale.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Bear Lake, Idyllwild, Riverside, Redlands Bowl, Heaps Peak Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary ©
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

1
night
Palmdale

Palmdale ©
Palmdale is a city in the center of northern Los Angeles County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Barrell Springs Trail, stop by Charlie Brown Farms, then wander the streets of The BLVD, then make a trip to Civic Musical Road, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Art & History (MOAH).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Palmdale day trip planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to Palmdale in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in September, with highs in Palmdale at 38°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palmdale

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Lancaster, Charlie Brown Farms
Highlights from your plan
Charlie Brown Farms ©
Charlie Brown Farms
Museum of Art & History (MOAH) ©
Museum of Art & History (MOAH)
The BLVD ©
The BLVD

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Harmony Borax Works and Charcoal Kilns. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Badwater Basin and Mosaic Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Beatty (Death Valley Nut & Candy & Beatty Museum & Historical Society) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, and explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Drive from Palmdale to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Beatty, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 7th (Mon), stop by Gus's Fresh Jerky, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cerro Gordo Mines, examine the collection at Eastern California Museum, then trek along Horseshoe Meadow Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lone Pine vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lone Pine when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Bishop.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Gus's Fresh Jerky, Eastern California Museum, Cerro Gordo Mines
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Cerro Gordo Mines ©
Cerro Gordo Mines
Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum

4
nights
Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. General Sherman Tree and The Presidente tree will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Laws Railroad Museum and Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Bishop: Yosemite National Park (Tenaya Lake, Olmsted Point, &more), Tokopah Falls (in Three Rivers) and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Generals Hwy & Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Mountain Light Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Keough's Hot Springs, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Buttermilk Rd.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishop route planner.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Bishop in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Tonopah.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

1
night
Tonopah

Tonopah ©
Tonopah is an unincorporated town in and the county seat of Nye County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Tonopah Cemetery, examine the collection at Central Nevada Museum, go deep underground at Tonopah Historic Mining Park, then admire the striking features of Esmeralda County Courthouse, and finally look for gifts at Elite Trading Post.

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Traveling by car from Bishop to Tonopah takes 2 hours. While traveling from Bishop, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tonopah, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tonopah

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goldfield
Highlights from your plan
Central Nevada Museum ©
Central Nevada Museum
Old Tonopah Cemetery ©
Old Tonopah Cemetery
Esmeralda County Courthouse ©
Esmeralda County Courthouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then hike along Spring Mountains Visitor Center, and then take a stroll through The Strip. On the next day, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey planner.

You can drive from Tonopah to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tonopah in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

1
night
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the masterpieces at St. Jude's Children's Art Museum of Nevada, then explore the world behind art at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Willow Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boulder City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Boulder City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Boulder City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
St. Jude's Children's Art Museum of Nevada ©
St. Jude's Children's Art Museum of Nevada

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