22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Santa Barbara is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Santa Barbara to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hike along Wall Street Mill, then look and learn at Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Joshua Tree National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Wall Street Mill ©
Wall Street Mill
Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center ©

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Fall Canyon.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in March, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Fall Canyon ©
Fall Canyon

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 2nd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

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

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Titanic ©
Titanic
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route maker site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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 April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are colder with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Honshin Fine Art, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego vacation tool.

You can fly from Sedona to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sedona in April since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. On the next day, shop like a local with Hawthorne Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monterey road trip planning website.

Fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in April: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Shark Fin Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach, and then kick back and relax at New Brighton State Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz attractions planning site.

Getting from Monterey to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
New Brighton State Beach ©
New Brighton State Beach
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mono County Museum, stroll around Mono Lake County Park, then get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooks Meadow Loop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Cruz in April, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 17°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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