26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Amargosa Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Lamoille
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Baker
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Williams
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h
End: London

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 off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then don't miss a visit to Ansel Adams Gallery, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker website .

London, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Dunes and V. Sattui Winery. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Calistoga to see Castello di Amorosa about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, stop by City Lights Booksellers, and take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Shop till you drop at The Cheese Shop and Ocean Avenue. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Lobos and Scenic Road Walkway. Change things up with a short trip to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in Big Sur (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lovers Point, pick up some local products at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip website .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Monterey, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get outdoors at Mosaic Canyon and The Racetrack. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Titus Canyon and Twenty Mule Team Canyon. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, admire all the interesting features of Barker Ranch, don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ghost Town of Schwab.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Death Valley National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. When traveling from Monterey in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

2
nights
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 17th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip website .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amargosa Valley.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

1
night
Amargosa Valley

Amargosa Valley ©
Amargosa Valley is an unincorporated town in Nye County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

Find out how to plan Amargosa Valley trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Las Vegas to Amargosa Valley by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amargosa Valley, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lamoille.

Things to do in Amargosa Valley

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
Lamoille

Lamoille ©
Lamoille is a rural census-designated place in Elko County in the northeastern section of the state of Nevada in the western United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Church of the Crossroads and then explore the stunning scenery at Lamoille Canyon.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lamoille online journey maker .

You can drive from Amargosa Valley to Lamoille in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Amargosa Valley in May: high temperatures in Lamoille hover around 24°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Baker.

Things to do in Lamoille

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lamoille Canyon ©
Lamoille Canyon

1
night
Baker

Baker ©
Baker is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Alpine Lakes Loop, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Baker itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Lamoille to Baker in 4 hours. Traveling from Lamoille in May, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Baker. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Baker

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Basin National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore and take pictures at Montezuma Well. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for gifts at Kachina House, then trek along Doe Mountain Trail, and finally stroll through Fay Canyon Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sedona day trip planning site .

Drive from Baker to Sedona in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Baker to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Baker in May: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Montezuma Well
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art, and then tee off at Elephant Rocks at Williams. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Bill Williams Monument Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bill Williams Mountain, then learn about winemaking at Grand Canyon Wine Company, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Williams route maker .

Drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in May; daily highs in Williams reach 22°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Bill Williams Mountain ©
Bill Williams Mountain
Elephant Rocks at Williams ©
Elephant Rocks at Williams

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.
On the 27th (Mon), trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker app .

Drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in May, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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