32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Monument Valley
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark

5
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Visiting Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Hope Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Navajo National Monument (in Shonto), Rainbow Bridge Trail (in Lake Powell) and Chinle (Canyon del Muerto & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's more to do: trek along Wildcat Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandstone Tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley travel planning tool .

Newark to Monument Valley is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Monument Valley, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 37°F in Monument Valley. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chinle, Navajo National Monument, Rainbow Bridge Trail, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 7th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, stroll through Red Canyon Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Stonewall Peak Trail (in Descanso), Slot Canyon (in Borrego Springs) and Discovery Lake (in San Marcos). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect much hotter with lows of 61°F in San Diego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, Discovery Lake, Stonewall Peak Trail, Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Running Horse Ranch and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Your inner history buff will appreciate Avila Adobe and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim).

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Running Horse Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mono Lake County Park and Tunnel View. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: stroll through North Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Muir Woods National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Bodega Bay (Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail & Hagemann Ranch Trout Fishing) and Oxbow Preserve (in Napa). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Oxbow Preserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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