20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Shuttle to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Taxi to Springdale
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Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Three Rivers
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Lucille Ball, explore the fascinating landscape at Palm Canyon, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Lykken Trail, and finally hike along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs online driving holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Palm Springs is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Palm Springs, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Palm Springs is much hotter than Dublin - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 day
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip maker.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): hike along Little Horse Trail, then trek along Huckaby Trail, then hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip website.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll around Indian Garden, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Page reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Lower Pine Creek Waterfall, stroll through Watchman Trail, grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Worthington Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery. On the next day, view the masterpieces at LaFave Gallery, then take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, then trek along Riverside Walk, and finally trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Springdale vacation maker website.

Do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Page to Springdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Page in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Springdale, with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker app.

Drive from Springdale to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Springdale in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Devil's Corn Field, Head underground at Titus Canyon, and then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Three Rivers.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks

Three Rivers

— 1 night
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stop by A1 Totem Market and Gifts, then make a trip to The Senate, then trek along Big Trees Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Tunnel Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Three Rivers visit planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Three Rivers in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then stroll through Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Three Rivers to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Three Rivers in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are cooler (-8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Lands End, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are much warmer (12°C). On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Cruz when traveling from San Francisco in November, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then stroll around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thousand Steps Beach, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and finally do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip app.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.