20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Twentynine Palms
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ocotillo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Malibu
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Sonora
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Austin
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Tusayan
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Las Vegas

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Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms ©
Twentynine Palms is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boy Scout Trail, take in the exciting artwork at The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Love Signs, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Twentynine Palms road trip planning website .

Las Vegas to Twentynine Palms is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car. In May in Twentynine Palms, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ocotillo.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park
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Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery ©
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery
Love Signs ©
Love Signs

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Ocotillo

Ocotillo ©
Ocotillo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Imperial County, California. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Fossil Canyon, admire all the interesting features of Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs, and then examine the collection at Imperial Valley Desert Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ocotillo itinerary builder site .

Drive from Twentynine Palms to Ocotillo in 3 hours. While traveling from Twentynine Palms, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ocotillo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Ocotillo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Canyon ©
Fossil Canyon
Imperial Valley Desert Museum ©
Imperial Valley Desert Museum

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San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and then explore the striking landscape at Point Loma.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip site .

Traveling by car from Ocotillo to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Ocotillo, expect much colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore and take pictures at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and then admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 26-Mile Bike Path, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
The Broad ©
The Broad

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Westward Beach, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Paramount Ranch, and then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paramount Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
Carbon Beach ©
Carbon Beach

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Monterey visit planner .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Monterey takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Malibu in May; daily highs in Monterey reach 21°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Presidio of San Francisco and Twin Peaks. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grace Cathedral and Presidio Pet Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning tool .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sonora.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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Sonora

Sonora ©
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Tuolumne County Museum, and finally trek along Dragoon Gulch Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sonora tour planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Sonora in 2.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sonora, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Sonora

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Anne's Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne County Museum ©
Tuolumne County Museum
St. Anne's Catholic Church ©
St. Anne's Catholic Church

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Austin

Austin ©
Austin is a small, unincorporated community and census-designated place in Lander County, Nevada, United States. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Stokes Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Austin day trip app .

Traveling by car from Sonora to Austin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sonora in May; daily highs in Austin reach 24°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stokes Castle ©
Stokes Castle

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): trek along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, then explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, then stroll through Moab Brand Trails, and finally shop like a local with Bret Edge Photography Gallery. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Skyline Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moab driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Moab takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Moab. Traveling from Austin in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve
Lions Park ©
Lions Park
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch

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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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): walk around Sandstone Tours, then hike along Wildcat Trail, and then appreciate the views at Mystery Valley.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Moab in May since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Tusayan.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Mystery Valley
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Mystery Valley ©
Mystery Valley

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Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 1st (Sat), get great views at Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, then stroll around Indian Garden, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tusayan trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Tusayan takes 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Monument Valley in June since evenings lows in Tusayan dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

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