20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bixby Bridge as well as Lake Berryessa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and VJB Cellars. Explore hidden gems such as Marin Headlands and de Young Museum. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Mumm Napa in Rutherford, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in May, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Historic Route 66 Museum (in Kingman) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You've now added The Subway to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion National Park and Kayenta Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Zion Shuttle and Riverside Walk. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail, trek along Watchman Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Havasupai Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Havasupai Falls, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in May, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 23°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona, explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then view the masterpieces at Northern Arizona University, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Mother Road Brewing Company.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Flagstaff route website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. May in Flagstaff sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Newport Beach and 1,000 Steps Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, watch a film at California Science Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Flagstaff in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.