22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Tahoe City
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
11
Hoover
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
12
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Katowice

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nights
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 10th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then get your game on at Wreck Room.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Katowice, Poland to Las Vegas is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Katowice to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Katowice in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are much hotter, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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nights
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 12th (Tue): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

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. 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 a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park vacation planning tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, admire the landmark architecture of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, make a trip to Frey House II, then take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Theresa Church.

Find out how to plan Palm Springs trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway ©
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

2
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.
On the 16th (Sat), look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route tool .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in May, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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 18th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara driving holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View and then trek along Mariposa Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally get great views at Washburn Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in May, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 21°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, Monterey is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planner .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail, then get outside with SWA Watersports, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tahoe City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Tahoe City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Tahoe City are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, SWA Watersports
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

1
day
Hoover

Hoover ©
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoover trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Tahoe City to Hoover with the Route module. Traveling from Tahoe City to Hoover, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tahoe City in May: highs in Hoover hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Hoover

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Hoover to New York City with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hoover to New York City. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hoover in May; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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