26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Alamogordo
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
10
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument, and then admire the majestic nature at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo journey planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Alamogordo is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Alamogordo is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Montreal, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Alamogordo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park ©
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walnut Canyon National Monument and Oak Creek Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Devil's Bridge Trail and Bell Rock. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and shop like a local with Renee Taylor Gallery.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Alamogordo to Sedona takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Sedona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get great views at Mather Point, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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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.
On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Carmel is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambria Cemetery, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and finally kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon road trip app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Carmel in April, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cambria Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Cambria Cemetery ©
Cambria Cemetery

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 30th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowell Ranch State Beach, kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then tee off at Lincoln Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowell Ranch State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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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.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, then trek along Mount Whitney Trail, and then hike along Mt. Whitney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then hike along Big Stump Basin, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Trees Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip website .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lone Pine
Highlights from your plan
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, then Head underground at Titus Canyon, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. May in Death Valley National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

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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 11th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, and then take in the history at Mission San Antonio de Padua.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Big Sur travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Big Sur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mission San Antonio de Padua
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Mission San Antonio de Padua ©
Mission San Antonio de Padua

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