28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Tusayan
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Independence
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  6​h 30​min
12
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

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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 Chinatown, Golden Gate Rides Bike Rentals & Tours and Fisherman's Wharf. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a spin around town with Golden Gate Rides Bike Rentals & Tours and then take a stroll through Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Rides Bike Rentals & Tours ©

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Monterey are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Monterey to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in May, you will find days in Santa Barbara are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
Highlights from your plan
Moreton Bay Fig Tree ©
Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Starline Tours, Griffith Observatory, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see what you want with Starline Tours, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning site .

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, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Oceanside Pier. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Victoria Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach visit site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Laguna Beach, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

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Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grace Arts Live as well as London Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the views from London Bridge and then catch a live performance at Grace Arts Live.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Havasu City road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to Lake Havasu City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Laguna Beach in May, expect nights in Lake Havasu City to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grace Arts Live ©
Grace Arts Live
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. You've now added Grand Canyon Imax Theater to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Yaki Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Tusayan: Grand Canyon National Park (Navajo Point & Lipan Point). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tusayan trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lake Havasu City to Tusayan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lake Havasu City to Tusayan due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Lake Havasu City in May, with highs in Tusayan at 23°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bryce Point as well as Zion Shuttle. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point and then cruise along Zion Shuttle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip app .

You can drive from Tusayan to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tusayan in May: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Bryce Point
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The LINQ Promenade and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Independence.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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Independence

Independence ©
Independence is a census-designated place in Inyo County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Western Film History as well as Eastern California Museum. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Eastern California Museum and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Independence trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Independence in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Independence: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Independence

Museums

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lower Yosemite Fall Trail as well as Glacier Point. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, walk around Merced Grove, and make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

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Napa

Napa
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Hendry Ranch Wines.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Napa online visit planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Napa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Chinatown has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Chinatown, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and then admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Oracle Park ©
Oracle Park
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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