23 days in United States & Madrid Itinerary

23 days in United States & Madrid Itinerary

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23 days in United States & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Malaga, Spain
train:  2​h 30​min
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Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Williams, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Lake Powell, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Page, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
7
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Mammoth Lakes, United States
— Few hours
drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Mariposa, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Monterey, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Morro Bay, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Santa Barbara, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
San Diego, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Malaga, Spain

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online sightseeing planner .

Malaga to Madrid is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, Madrid is slightly colder than Malaga - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planning website .

You can fly from Madrid to Los Angeles in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Madrid to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In April, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Williams.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Williams, United States

Williams
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Williams trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Williams in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Williams are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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 8th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Williams in April since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Lake Powell, United States

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lake Powell trip app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Lake Powell to be much hotter, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. You'll set off for Page on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Page, United States

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.
On the 9th (Thu), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Page online travel planner .

Drive from Lake Powell to Page in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Las Vegas, United States

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 10th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Page to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Page to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park, United States

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Old Stovepipe Wells.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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Mammoth Lakes, United States

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes day trip app .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Yosemite National Park, United States

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 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route planning site .

You can take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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Mariposa, United States

Mariposa
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mariposa travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with highs in Mariposa at 28°C and lows at 10°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mariposa

Outdoors Parks Tours
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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mariposa to San Francisco by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Mariposa in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey online sightseeing planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

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Morro Bay, United States

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Morro Bay, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Bay State Park ©
Morro Bay State Park

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Santa Barbara, United States

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.
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara journey builder website .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in April since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Grove ©
The Grove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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San Diego, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). See some other sides of Los Angeles: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and make a trip to Hollywood Sign.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey builder tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Madrid takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in Madrid reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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