25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 day
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Lone Pine
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 23rd (Sat), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing tool.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sedona vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 26th (Tue), trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. On the 27th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours

Page

— 1 day

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Page day trip planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in April, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally stroll through Fairyland Loop Trail.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in April: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to The Strip. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, with highs in Las Vegas at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Death Valley National Park. You'll set off for Lone Pine on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Lone Pine

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lone Pine online journey planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lone Pine, with lows of 8°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then get great views at Valley View, and finally hike along Cooks Meadow Loop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lone Pine to Yosemite National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lone Pine in May; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 21°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then walk around Golden Gate Park, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip builder app.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Monterey sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Carmel

— 2 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk, and finally trek along Scenic Road Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

Make your Carmel itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In May, daytime highs in Carmel are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then don't miss a visit to State Street Underpass, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore Los Angeles further: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.