21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Visiting Angel's Landing and Observation Point will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: David J West Gallery (in Springdale) and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab). It doesn't end there: cruise along Zion Shuttle and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park sightseeing site .

Montreal, Canada to Zion National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Montreal to Zion National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

David J West Gallery, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

2
nights
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 3rd (Fri), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Farview Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): shop like a local with The Strip, then stop by Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Downtown Container Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online tour planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston

2
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 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wawona online day trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Wawona in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wawona when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and finally tee off at Lincoln Park. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip maker .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Wawona, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
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 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Coronado Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then stroll around La Jolla Shores Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 15th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, then take in the exciting artwork at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, and finally get into the urban bustle at Fountain of Life. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District, then look for gifts at Brandini Toffee, and finally explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs holiday planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fountain of Life, El Paseo Shopping District
Highlights from your plan
Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, and then stroll through Victoria Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles planning site .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in July, plan for colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Third Street Promenade, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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