19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Palo Alto
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly

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Palo Alto

— 4 nights
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. Explore Palo Alto's surroundings by going to Oakland (Roberts Regional Recreation Area & Redwood Regional Park), Shoreline Park (in Alameda) and Sunol Regional Wilderness (in Sunol). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis, let little ones run wild at Mitchell Park, and relax in the rural setting at Ardenwood Historic Farm.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Palo Alto road trip site.

San Francisco to Palo Alto is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 30th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Palo Alto to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Palo Alto in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Zion National Park

— 4 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Observation Point, look for gifts at Zion Rock & Gem, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Zion Jeep Tours, and cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 103°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Casinos

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.