11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 15 min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Drive:  10 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Newark

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night
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 15th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 88°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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 16th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Aguereberry Point.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

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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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 33°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Chinatown, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and then get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip generator.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, 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 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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hours
Santa Barbara

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.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online itinerary creator.

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 58°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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