15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Channel Islands National Park
— 1 day
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Pinnacle
— 1 day

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday maker tool.

Cincinnati to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cincinnati to San Diego. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Cincinnati in May, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. On your second day here, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Congress Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail

1
day
Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park ©
The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
On the 28th (Thu), Head underground at The Sea Caves and then identify plant and animal life at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Channel Islands National Park journey planning website.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Channel Islands National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Channel Islands National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary ©
The Sea Caves ©
The Sea Caves

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Trillium Falls Hike and then stroll through California Coastal Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Redwood National Park. In May, Redwood National Park is slightly colder than Channel Islands National Park - with highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Chaos Crags and Jumbles, stroll through Cinder Cone, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lassen Volcanic National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in May: highs in Lassen Volcanic National Park hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cinder Cone ©
Cinder Cone
Chaos Crags and Jumbles ©
Chaos Crags and Jumbles

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then get great views at Dante's View, and then go deep underground at Eureka Mine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (98°F), and nights are much warmer (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks, take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In June in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pinnacle.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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Pinnacle

Pinnacle
Pinnacle is an unincorporated community in southwestern Stokes County, North Carolina, United States, approximately 5mi SSE of the town of Pilot Mountain, between Pilot Mountain State Park and Hanging Rock State Park. For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pinnacle trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joshua Tree National Park to Pinnacle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June: high temperatures in Pinnacle hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Pinnacle

Wineries · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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