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:  14​h 45​min
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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:  2​h 45​min
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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:  3​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
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 traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip 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 to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Frankfurt - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for 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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum and then revel in the low prices at Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Palm Springs Air Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, then hunt for treasures at VillageFest, and finally stop by Brandini Toffee.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Palm Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and then try your luck at Harrah's Laughlin.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Laughlin online trip maker .

Drive from Palm Springs to Laughlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Laughlin due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Laughlin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laughlin

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
Highlights from your plan
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 10th (Fri): take in a show at Hopi House, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then 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.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Laughlin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Laughlin in May, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 23°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): 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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 27°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
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 12th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Page road trip planning tool .

Getting from Monument Valley to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) 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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Page in May, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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. On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Laws Railroad Museum, then try to win big at Paiute Palace Casino, and then take an in-depth tour of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center. On the next day, trek along Big Stump Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bishop trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bishop in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Bishop at 32°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): try to win big at Chukchansi Gold Resort Casino, make a trip to Scenic Route Highway 49, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Southgate Brewing Company.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oakhurst driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Bishop to Oakhurst in 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Oakhurst when traveling from Bishop in May, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Union Square, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner .

Traveling by car from Oakhurst to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
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 22nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then trek along Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then 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 find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pismo Beach day trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in May, you will find days in Pismo Beach are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Tours Wildlife 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip site .

Getting from Pismo Beach to San Diego by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in May, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally listen to music at Third Street Promenade. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Flower Market, stop by Hollywood & Highland, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and finally stroll through Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

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