21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
car:  7​h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Presidio of San Francisco and Grace Cathedral. Let the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and California Academy of Sciences capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: hike along Lands End, examine the collection at de Young Museum, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and view the masterpieces at Rodney Lough Jr. San Francisco Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally hike along Four Mile Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and then make a trip to Pothole Dome.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Valley View ©
Valley View
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, trek along Mt. Whitney, and then hike along Mount Whitney Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Big Stump Basin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Whitney Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, then explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, and then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course.

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Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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.
On the 7th (Fri), look for gifts at Discount Firearms & Ammo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, then examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Las Vegas. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Discount Firearms & Ammo ©
Discount Firearms & Ammo
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©

7
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Venice Canals Walkway. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for much colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pasadena, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, The Americana at Brand, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 26-Mile Bike Path
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

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