36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
3
Moab
— 4 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
5
Sedona
— 5 nights
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
7
Monterey
— 2 nights
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and The LINQ Promenade. Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Mouse's Tank about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Overton
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Narrows and Zion Shuttle. The adventure continues: cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

4
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Delicate Arch. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nature & Parks, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and hike along Double Arch.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moab online route planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Zion National Park in May, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and Desert View Watchtower. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trek along Hermit Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Visiting Bell Rock and Red Rock State Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, and then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to San Simeon takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to San Simeon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in San Simeon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Monterey road trip site.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: highs in Monterey hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Monterey in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

5
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Let the collections at Musee Mecanique and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Benessere Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, &more), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and explore the world behind art at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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