21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h
1
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Joshua Tree National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. On the 22nd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area and then examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy some diversion at McMurtry Aquatic Center, then take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, and then stroll around Hart Memorial Park.

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Los Angeles to Bakersfield is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Bakersfield to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area ©
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Hart Memorial Park ©
Hart Memorial Park

5
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get outdoors at Mosaic Canyon and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eureka Dunes and The Devil's Speedway. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Racetrack, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon, and don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins.

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Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Bakersfield in November, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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Eureka Dunes ©
Eureka Dunes
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack

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 29th (Fri), stroll around Springs Preserve, enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, then have fun at Strip Gun Club, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaQuest, and finally get curious at REAL BODIES at Bally's. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Clark County Wetlands Park, then head outdoors with Green Valley Range, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Wreck Room.

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Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in November since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Green Valley Range, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Clark County Wetlands Park ©
Clark County Wetlands Park

6
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lipan Point and Inner Canyon. Step off the beaten path and head to Hermit Road and Yavapai Geology Museum. Go for a jaunt from Grand Canyon National Park to Supai to see Mooney Falls about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Moran Point, stroll around Indian Garden, hike along Hermit Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooney Falls
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Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

6
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Keys View and Lost Palms Oasis Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cottonwood Spring Oasis and Split Rock. There's much more to do: hike along Boy Scout Trail, explore the fascinating landscape at The Pinto Basin, take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road, and stroll through Wall Street Mill.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be much hotter, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis
Keys View ©
Keys View
Wall Street Mill ©
Wall Street Mill

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