19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): walk around Golden Gate Park and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pohono Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Santa Cruz in May, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then hike along Gower Gulch Loop, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park road trip app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online road trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are much colder (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions and then stroll through Arches National Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moab journey planning app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 4 hours. In June, Moab is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 15th (Thu), walk around Majestic View Park and Nature Center and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, Denver is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.