17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): take a stroll through Chinatown. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, trek along Lands End, thenplay a few rounds at Lincoln Park, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

VJB Cellars, Castello di Amorosa, Marin Headlands, V. Sattui Winery
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Lands End ©
Lands End

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Partington Cove and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur visit planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Big Sur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. Visiting Vernal Fall and Nature Center at Happy Isles will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park in 17 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, thentake in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, and finally tee off at Furnace Creek Golf Course. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range and then take in the dramatic scenery at Darwin Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), walk around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get great views at Lookout Studio, thenexamine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along East Rim Drive, get great views at Shoshone Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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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 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

2
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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar City Beach, stroll through Moonlight State Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at South Carlsbad State Beach, thenstroll through Pacific Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, thenstroll through Windansea Beach, and then stroll through La Jolla Shores Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to San Diego by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Moonlight State Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, Del Mar City Beach
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Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, thenexplore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stroll through Redondo Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker app.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Redondo Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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