8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Barcelona

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Barcelona, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Yaki Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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. On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 27°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in May, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 20°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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