28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Oakland California Temple in Oakland (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 23rd (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): hike along Panoramic Point and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, then trek along Moro Rock Trail, and then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more) and San Diego (Mingei International Museum & USS Midway Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Fall Canyon and then get great views at Aguereberry Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along Gower Gulch Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 17°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder site.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -5°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Nostalgia Street Rods and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Las Vegas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.