25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 30​min
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
10
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  6​h 45​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Berlin

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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 27th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, and then stroll through Ryan Mountain.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Keys View ©
Keys View

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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 30th (Thu), get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Museums Parks
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), have fun at Gunfighter Canyon and then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Page trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Monument Valley

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley road trip app .

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Page in May, with highs in Monument Valley at 27°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online vacation planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. In May, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Zion National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): trek along The Narrows, trek along Angel's Landing, and then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park driving holiday planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 15°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Grant Grove, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and finally explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. May in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to North Dome and Nature Center at Happy Isles. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, and identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then fly down the slopes at Northstar California, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Truckee online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. May in Truckee sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sand Harbor
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Northstar California ©
Northstar California

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then examine the collection at Exploratorium, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Truckee to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Truckee in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Visiting Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Pacific Valley Bluff Trail will get you outdoors. Attractions like Pfeiffer State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Big Sur with an excursion to Pinnacles National Park in Paicines--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Partington Cove, immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur road trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinnacles National Park, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pinnacles National Park ©
Pinnacles National Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). See even more of Los Angeles: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and stroll through Santa Monica Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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