23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Palm Springs
— 1 day
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Great Basin National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Palm Springs

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon and then see Off-Road Tours.

Plan my day in Palm Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Chicago to Palm Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Palm Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect nights in Palm Springs to be a bit warmer, around 66°F, while days are much warmer, around 92°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, hike along Gower Gulch Loop, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get great views at Dante's View and then steep yourself in history at Geologist's Cabin.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park road trip website.

Getting from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in October, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 79°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
On the 7th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and then stroll through Fallen Leaf Lake Trail. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rubicon Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Tallac Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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 10th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Volcano Lands - Private Tours, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and then experience rural life at Roloff Farms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then snap pictures at Hawthorne Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip builder app.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 49°F in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 12th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach online tour planner.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cannon Beach in October, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): trek along Redwood National Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, stroll through Panoramic Point, hike along Congress Trail, and explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Great Basin National Park

— 1 night
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves, then hike along Alpine Lakes Loop, and then hike along Baker Lake Trail.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Great Basin National Park route planning site.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Great Basin National Park, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Great Basin National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Great Basin National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.