27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h
1
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Page is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Page, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then walk around Sandstone Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online road trip planner .

Drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Page in May: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 27°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

5
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rim Trail and Bright Angel Point. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Tanner Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Monument Valley - with highs of 23°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Thu), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Skidoo Mill, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then trek along Telescope Peak trail. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Fountains of Bellagio and Grace Community Church will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Little Church of the West, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and get your game on at The VOID at Grand Canal Shoppes.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online route planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Grace Community Church
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Little Church of the West ©
Little Church of the West

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Visiting Ocean Beach and Sculptured Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: take a stroll through The Castro and admire the striking features of The Jimi Hendrix House.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Sculptured Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Lovers Point, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Marina State Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and finally pick up some local products at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Marina State Beach, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Nevada Falls Loop. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, get great views at Valley View, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Relax by the water at Cabrillo Beach and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Get outdoors at Temescal Gateway Park and Malibu Lagoon State Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore and take pictures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and identify plant and animal life at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cabrillo Beach ©
Cabrillo Beach
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Temescal Gateway Park ©
Temescal Gateway Park

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