33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Bus
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oatman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, stop by Chinatown, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Szczecin, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Szczecin to San Francisco. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Szczecin - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, hike along Congress Trail, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, get great views at Dante's View, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally hike along Gower Gulch Loop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. In May in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

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 9th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On your second day here, take an unforgettable tour with 702 Helicopters and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Angel's Landing and then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Zion National Park are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, then trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 27°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get great views at Mather Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oatman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Oatman

— 2 nights
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trot along with Oatman Stables, make a trip to Jelly-Bean, then take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Ghost Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Oatman Gift Shack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cool Springs Station and then cruise along Sitgreaves Pass.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oatman vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Oatman by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Oatman to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Oatman

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park tour website.

Getting from Oatman to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Oatman to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Oatman in May; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Pismo Beach

— 2 nights
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a tour by water with Central Coast Kayaks, stop by Alapay Cellars, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, and finally take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier. On the next day, wander the streets of Bubblegum Alley, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pismo Beach, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey road trip planning site.

Getting from Pismo Beach to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Pismo Beach in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

See some other sides of San Francisco: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route maker.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

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.