5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder site.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then get great views at Dante's View.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Los Angeles

— 1 day

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.
On the 10th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

On the 11th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.