21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Alamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 6 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 Painted Ladies, Fort Funston National Park, Mavericks, and other attractions you added.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday maker tool.

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Charlotte, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your list of things to see and do now includes San Jose Improv, CineArts Santana Row, Stanford Shopping Center, and other attractions. On the 24th (Sun), join in the after-dark buzz at San Jose Improv.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose tour planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a subway. In April, daytime highs in San Jose are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 3 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You've added McWay Falls, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip planner.

Getting from San Jose to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Capitan, Yosemite Village, Yosemite Falls, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally hike along Mariposa Grove.

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Traveling by bus from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Cruz in April, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 28°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Alamo.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Alamo

— 1 night
Alamo is an unincorporated town in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, about north of Las Vegas along U.S. Route 93. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alamo tour itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Alamo with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with highs in Alamo at 76°F and lows at 48°F. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Alamo

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Alamo to Zion National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Alamo to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alamo in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 76°F and lows at 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arches National Park.

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You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks
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Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Clark Planetarium, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah Olympic Park, and other attractions.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City vacation planner.

You can drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.