26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  6 h 45 min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
12
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
13
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
14
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: London

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden, examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Japanese Garden ©
The Japanese Garden
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
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.
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys 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 2nd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park attractions planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 28°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Navajo Loop Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in May, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 20°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park route website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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.
Planning Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Arches National Park in May, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 15°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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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 11th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

You can plan San Francisco trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, then stop by Old Fisherman's Wharf, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Monterey are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and then stroll around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planning app.

Getting from Monterey to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in May, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur vacation builder website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Downtown Disney (in Anaheim). Explore Los Angeles further: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

You can plan Los Angeles trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Big Sur to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Downtown Disney
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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