12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
5
Lake Havasu City
— 2 nights
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights

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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 15th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Golden Gate Park and then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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nights
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 19th (Fri): hike along Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then make a trip to Tunnel Log, and finally explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

2
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Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Havasu City: Laughlin (Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Oatman Gift Shack (in Oatman). There's lots more to do: walk around Rotary Community Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Havasu, take in the views from London Bridge, and admire the majestic nature at Lake Havasu State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Havasu City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Lake Havasu City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June: high temperatures in Lake Havasu City hover around 110°F and lows are around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Laughlin, Oatman Gift Shack
Highlights from your plan
Lake Havasu ©
Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu State Park ©
Lake Havasu State Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lake Havasu City to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lake Havasu City to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Lake Havasu City in June, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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