5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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Bakersfield
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Fresno
— 1 night
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El Portal
— Few hours
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Lee Vining
— Few hours
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Lee Vining
— Few hours
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Lee Vining
— Few hours
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
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Bakersfield

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield trip itinerary builder website.

San Diego to Bakersfield is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days in Bakersfield, with highs around 100°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bakersfield to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Fresno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Fresno

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fresno trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. July in Fresno sees daily highs of 100°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Portal.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

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El Portal

El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read El Portal journey planner.

Traveling by car from Fresno to El Portal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fresno in July: high temperatures in El Portal hover around 95°F and lows are around 60°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in El Portal

Parks · Shopping · Nature

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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.
Yosemite, Tunnel View has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from El Portal to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from El Portal in July, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lee Vining itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining. In July, daily temperatures in Lee Vining can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mammoth Lakes trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Lee Vining to Mammoth Lakes in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July in Mammoth Lakes, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Lee Vining

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lee Vining trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Lee Vining by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Yosemite National Park

You've now added Yosemite, Tunnel View to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lee Vining to Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

few
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Lee Vining

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lee Vining trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining. You'll set off for Mammoth Lakes on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Mammoth Lakes

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip maker tool.

You can drive from Lee Vining to Mammoth Lakes in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Funeral Mountains, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

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

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (101°F), and nights are much hotter (73°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature

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.