36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and The Neon Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Mouse's Tank about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas. While traveling from Manchester, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zion National Park and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, and hike along Angel's Landing.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park journey tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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The Narrows
4.9
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Angel's Landing
4.9

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Dead Horse Point State Park and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Zion National Park in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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5
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Desert View Watchtower. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trek along Hermit Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Visiting Devil's Bridge Trail and Airport Mesa will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), stroll through Boynton Canyon Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Must see
Cathedral Rock
4.8

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, and then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to San Simeon takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to San Simeon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in San Simeon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey planning tool.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Point Lobos
4.9

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and Nevada Falls Loop. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Must see
Bridalveil Fall
4.5
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El Capitan
4.9

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Let the collections at Musee Mecanique and de Young Museum capture your imagination. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Benessere Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, &more), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, explore the world behind art at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden Gate Promenade.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Alcatraz Island
4.7

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