23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Oslo


4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Amorosa and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, approximately 58 minutes away. Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker site .

San Diego to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Cedar Grove Visitor Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Cedar Grove Visitor Center ©
Cedar Grove Visitor Center

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip app .

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon

1
night
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.
For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

1
night
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 16th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Desert Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Queen Creek Olive Mill, examine the collection at Superstition Mountain Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Lost Dutchman State Park.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Phoenix holiday planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Apache Junction, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Queen Creek Olive Mill
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Queen Creek Olive Mill ©
Queen Creek Olive Mill

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Escape the urban bustle at Dinosaur Valley State Park and Caldwell Zoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Top O'Hill Terrace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store (in Tyler) and Thistle Hill House Museum (in Fort Worth). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, admire the natural beauty at Nasher Sculpture Center, take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, and pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip planner .

You can fly from Phoenix to Dallas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Dallas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in May, plan for little chillier days in Dallas, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Tyler, Top O'Hill Terrace, Dinosaur Valley State Park
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and French Quarter will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Whitney Plantation (in Edgard). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, steep yourself in history at The Cajun Village, and stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Orleans online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Cajun Village, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Margaret Mitchell House, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Comet Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Silver Comet Trail, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Blue Spring State Park, steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion, and then explore the activities along Lake Eola Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 88°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Blue Spring State Park, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Blue Spring State Park ©
Blue Spring State Park
World of Disney ©
World of Disney

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