22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at New York New York Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Las Vegas is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Joshua Tree National Park.
Tours · Shopping

Joshua Tree National Park — 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park travel app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. You will leave for San Diego on the 18th (Wed).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Diego — 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and Marston House Museum. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Parasailing & Paragliding. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk, and take in the history at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Monica — 3 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Get some cultural insight at Santa Monica Pier and Rodeo Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Monica: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and cruise along Mulholland Drive.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Monica road trip website.

Getting from San Diego to Santa Monica by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Outdoors · Beaches · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Santa Monica in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Helena.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife

St. Helena — 2 nights

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa and then immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Prager Winery & Port Works, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and then do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Helena trip itinerary website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to St. Helena in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in St. Helena: highs are around 28°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.
Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trip

Portland — 2 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from St. Helena to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in May: highs in Portland hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Seattle.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping

Seattle — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Visit Pioneer Square and King Street Station for their historical value. Visiting Puget Sound Express and Alki Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Discover Nature in Mount Rainier National Park, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.4
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.