23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  15​h
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Laughlin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 1 night
shuttle + Drive:  3​h
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Bishop
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Oakhurst
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Frankfurt

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
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The Grove ©
The Grove

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum and then get some fabulous bargains at Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, then don't miss a visit to VillageFest, and finally stop by Brandini Toffee.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs travel app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, Palm Springs is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Laughlin.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Desert Hills Premium Outlets
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VillageFest ©
VillageFest
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

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Laughlin

Laughlin ©
Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and then try to win big at Harrah's Laughlin.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Laughlin road trip planning website .

Getting from Palm Springs to Laughlin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs to Laughlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laughlin

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
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Harrah's Laughlin ©
Harrah's Laughlin
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©

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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 13th (Mon): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

Traveling by car from Laughlin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Laughlin in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 15th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Page sightseeing site .

Drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Zion National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Neon Museum and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Fort Mohave and see Willow Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Laws Railroad Museum, try to win big at Paiute Palace Casino, and then take an in-depth tour of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Stump Basin and then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bishop online vacation builder .

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Bishop with the Route module. In May, Bishop is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oakhurst.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Laws Railroad Museum ©
Laws Railroad Museum

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Oakhurst

Oakhurst ©
Situated on the Gold Rush highway that winds through former mining towns, Oakhurst is the gateway to America's most popular national park for travelers.
On the 22nd (Wed), try to win big at Chukchansi Gold Resort Casino, don't miss a visit to Scenic Route Highway 49, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Southgate Brewing Company.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oakhurst online holiday planner .

You can drive from Bishop to Oakhurst in 6 hours. Traveling from Bishop in May, Oakhurst is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Fun & Games Casinos Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Chukchansi Gold Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Chukchansi Gold Resort Casino ©
Chukchansi Gold Resort Casino
Southgate Brewing Company ©
Southgate Brewing Company

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): wander the streets of Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oakhurst to San Francisco. When traveling from Oakhurst in May, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 26th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and finally wander the streets of Bubblegum Alley.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Monterey in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pismo Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wildlife Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Bubblegum Alley ©
Bubblegum Alley

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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 27th (Mon), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planner .

Drive from Pismo Beach to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in San Diego. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 29th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Flower Market, then stop by Hollywood & Highland, then wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip maker .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier