26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

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
Drive:  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
Fly:  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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary 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 (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 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
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 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 in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

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

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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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.
Antelope Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then hike along Bright Angel Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 23°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

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.
On the 4th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in May, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 20°C and lows at 0°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch and then stroll through Double Arch.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up 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
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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.
You can plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Arches National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Arches National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Arches National Park in May, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 15°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Washburn Point ©
Washburn 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Point Lobos, take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey tour app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Monterey sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and then stroll around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara road trip planning site .

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 somewhat 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 Neighborhoods
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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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Sur itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Big Sur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Downtown Disney (in Anaheim). See even more of Los Angeles: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in May, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish 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
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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