20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Page
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Tue), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and finally hike along Lands End.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco visit planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Lands End ©
Lands End

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Coyote Creek Parkway Path.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Jose journey maker app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Willow Glen ©
Willow Glen
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines ©
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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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 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip app.

You can take a bus from San Jose to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Jose in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Big Stump Basin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and finally trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

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Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in the awesome beauty at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Las Vegas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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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 29th (Wed): walk around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, then get great views at Shoshone Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, get great views at Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. On the 1st (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Page day trip tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Powell Museum ©
Powell Museum
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Del Mar City Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, then kick back and relax at Moonlight State Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Page to San Diego by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to San Diego. When traveling from Page in May, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlight State Beach, Coronado Beach, Del Mar City Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Redondo Beach. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then explore the world behind art at The Broad.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
The Broad ©
The Broad
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, see the interesting displays at Reagan Ranch Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, and finally learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room ©
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room
Reagan Ranch Center ©
Reagan Ranch Center

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, then kick back and relax at Capitola Beach, and finally kick back and relax at New Brighton State Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve, and finally kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz vacation maker.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Capitola
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Capitola Beach ©
Capitola Beach
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
New Brighton State Beach ©
New Brighton State Beach

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