27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 15​min
8
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
11
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
13
Panama City Beach
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
14
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
16
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf as well as Golden Gate Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Union Square ©
Union Square
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. 17-Mile Drive has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, shop like a local with Carmel Art Association, then wander the streets of Ocean Avenue, and finally make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Steinbeck Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina State Beach, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip tool .

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. In May, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Carmel, Marina State Beach, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, National Steinbeck Center
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Marina State Beach ©
Marina State Beach
National Steinbeck Center ©
National Steinbeck Center

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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.
Yosemite Valley Floor Tour has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, see the interesting displays at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and trek along Panorama Trail.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Monterey in May, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): browse the collection at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, and finally make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Charcoal Kilns ©
Charcoal Kilns
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, make a trip to The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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night
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 23rd (Thu), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Islamorada.

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
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Anne's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Shell World Florida Keys, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Road Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, then shop like a local with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Islamorada in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Islamorada. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Islamorada hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour and then explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marathon tour builder site .

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Marathon, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 28th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, then take in the exciting artwork at Key West Pottery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then look for gifts at We Cycle, and finally view the masterpieces at Collections Key West.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery, then look for gifts at Tower Gallery, then examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and finally stroll through Bowman's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Pond Apple Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sanibel Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sanibel Island, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission of Nombre de Dios, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach, then view the masterpieces at High Tide Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Baliker Gallery, and then examine the collection at World Golf Hall of Fame.

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

Getting from Sanibel Island to St. Augustine by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baliker Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Panama City Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Buxton Seafood, see the interesting displays at Hatteras Island Ocean Center, then shop like a local with Blue Pelican Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC, and finally stroll through Salvo Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hatteras Island online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Panama City Beach to Hatteras Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Panama City Beach in June: highs in Hatteras Island hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Haulover ©
Haulover
Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then stop by Grave Digger, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. June in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grave Digger, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Highlights from your plan

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then take a stroll through Times Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trailside Nature & Science Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Watchung Reservation. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Marshlands Conservancy, look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Nature Center, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hook Mountain State Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kill Devil Hills to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kill Devil Hills in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New York City, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rye, Mountainside, Hook Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hook Mountain State Park ©
Hook Mountain State Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

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