24 days in Kiev & Continental USA Itinerary

24 days in Kiev & Continental USA Itinerary

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24 days in Kiev & Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Lviv, Ukraine
Fly:  8​h
1
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  32​h
2
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Carmel, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Elko, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Moose, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
8
Thayne, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Arches National Park, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Monticello, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Monument Valley, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Page, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Bryce Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Zion National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
16
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
18
Ponderosa, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
19
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  18​h
20
Kiev, Ukraine
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Lviv, Ukraine

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Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Trukhaniv Island has been added to your itinerary.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kiev driving holiday planner.

Lviv to Kiev is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. May in Kiev sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kiev

Parks Nature
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Trukhaniv Island ©
Trukhaniv Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take a stroll through Union Square. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and finally don't miss a visit to Nob Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco online road trip planner .

Getting from Kiev to San Francisco by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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Carmel, United States

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carmel driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Carmel sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

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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.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Elko, United States

Elko
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Elko trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Elko. May in Elko sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Elko

Parks Nature Museums
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nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mammoth Hot Springs, Lone Star Geyser and Upper Geyser Basin. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and finally explore and take pictures at Lone Star Geyser.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Elko to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Elko to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Elko in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moose.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets, Island Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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Moose, United States

Moose
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moose travel tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Moose in 2 hours. In May, Moose is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. You will leave for Thayne on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Moose

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
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night
Thayne, United States

Thayne
Thayne is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thayne trip tool .

You can drive from Moose to Thayne in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Thayne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park, United States

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
You've now added Windows to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Windows.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Thayne to Arches National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Thayne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monticello.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Trails Parks Nature
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Partition Arch ©
Partition Arch

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Monticello, United States

Monticello
Monticello is a city located in San Juan County, Utah, and is the county seat. To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monticello attractions tool .

Drive from Arches National Park to Monticello in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Arches National Park in May since evenings lows in Monticello dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Monument Valley.

Things to do in Monticello

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Monument Valley, United States

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip tool .

You can drive from Monticello to Monument Valley in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and then get great views at Mather Point.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 23°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Page.

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

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Page, United States

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 as well as Horseshoe Bend.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Page driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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Bryce Canyon National Park, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then get great views at Sunset Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop and then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in May: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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Zion National Park, United States

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In May, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip website .

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Trails
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 27th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in May since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Ponderosa.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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Ponderosa, United States

Ponderosa
Trail of 100 Giants has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ponderosa online travel route planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Ponderosa in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ponderosa

Trails Parks Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Art District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballona Wetlands, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ponderosa to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ponderosa in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kiev.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Art District ©
Art District

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Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kiev travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Kiev by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 18 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Kiev is 10 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kiev when traveling from Los Angeles in May, with lows around 13°C. On the 31st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kiev

Tours Nightlife Museums
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