21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— Few hours
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Big Sur
— 1 night
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
7
San Diego
— 1 night
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Mojave
— 1 night
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
10
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
12
Las Vegas
— 1 night
13
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
14
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
15
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
16
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our San Francisco route planning app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel online driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 27th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Coast Gallery Big Sur and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Big Sur online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of State Street Underpass, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, thenexplore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, thenstroll through Carpinteria State Beach, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip builder site.

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip builder website.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Monica, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Universal CityWalk Hollywood ©
Universal CityWalk Hollywood

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San Diego

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 1st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Loma, and then don't miss a visit to Seaport Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego attractions planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village

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Mojave

Mojave
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): trek along Mojave Trail.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mojave attractions app.

Drive from San Diego to Mojave in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: highs in Mojave hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Outdoors Trails Parks

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 3rd (Wed): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, get great views at Lookout Studio, stroll through Rim Trail, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Powell Point. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Drive from Mojave to Grand Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mojave to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Mojave in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 5th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, thenidentify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Bring the kids along to Zion National Park and Brian Head Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hidden Canyon and Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Sky Mountain Golf Course (in Hurricane) and Pine Valley Chapel (in Pine Valley). There's more to do: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, with highs in Zion National Park at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sky Mountain Golf Course, Red Cliffs Recreation Area, Pine Valley Chapel, Brian Head Resort
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort
Pine Valley Chapel ©
Pine Valley Chapel

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Strip as well as Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route builder website.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Escape Adventures ©
Escape Adventures

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Big Baldy, and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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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 12th (Fri), trek along Mariposa Grove, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thenget great views at Valley View, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Badger Pass Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Stream Profile Chamber, thenkick back and relax at Kiva Beach, and then hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 7 hours. In April in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Stream Profile Chamber
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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