8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Drive
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Cedar Falls
Drive to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Phoenix
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Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to The Eastern Iowa Airport

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Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): walk around Big Woods Lake Recreation Area and then take a stroll through Cedar Falls Main Street.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cedar Falls online tour itinerary maker.

Cedar Rapids to Cedar Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Cedar Falls can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cedar Falls

Neighborhoods · Parks

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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 (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Original Muscle Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cedar Falls to Los Angeles. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cedar Falls in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Washburn Point, then stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 15th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along Tonto Trail, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Scottsdale

— 1 night
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at Escape the Room AZ and then get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get much hotter in Scottsdale: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Fun & Games · Outdoors

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses