23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
car:  7​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  6​h 30​min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
13
Ventura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

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nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Griffith Observatory and The Getty Center. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and The Last Bookstore. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in April, plan for much warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Knott's Berry Farm ©
Knott's Berry Farm
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
day
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 21st (Sun): make a trip to Arch Rock.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park travel planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
nights
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.
Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
nights
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.
For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

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.
On the 27th (Sat), admire nature's extreme beauty at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip site .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 28th (Sun), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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.
To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
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.
Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Merced Grove ©
Merced Grove

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rabe Meadows, then look for gifts at Grass Roots Natural Foods, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grover Hot Springs State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park, and then explore the activities along Stream Profile Chamber.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip maker website .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. May in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grover Hot Springs State Park, Stream Profile Chamber, Rabe Meadows, Commons Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Grover Hot Springs State Park ©
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grass Roots Natural Foods ©
Grass Roots Natural Foods

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Union Square, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online holiday planner .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 6th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Point Sur State Historic Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Sur trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

1
night
Ventura

Ventura
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ventura online day trip planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to Ventura in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off toLaguna Beach.

Things to do in Ventura

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at 1,000 Steps Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then shop like a local with Richard MacDonald Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then learn about winemaking at Vindemia Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Wiens Family Cellars - Winery, and finally stop by Temecula Olive Oil Company.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Laguna Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ventura to Laguna Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Temecula, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Vindemia Estate Winery ©
Vindemia Estate Winery

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