25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
Drive:
11​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:
4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
bus:
3​h 45​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:
9​h 30​min
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:
2​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 16 nights
San Francisco

2
days
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 16th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

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Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point

2
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, then take a stroll through The Strip, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

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The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

2
days
Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): trek along Salt Creek, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at The Racetrack.

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You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 11°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails

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Death Valley Junction
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The Racetrack
Zabriskie Point
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

2
days
Big Sur

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, then trek along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina State Beach, and then do a tasting at Talbott Vineyards.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Big Sur takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

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Talbott Vineyards, Marina State Beach
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Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls
Partington Cove

15
days
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 Twin Peaks. Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and Bodega Head. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek), Healdsburg (Porter Creek Vineyards, Williams Selyem Winery, & more), Graton Ridge Cellars (in Sebastopol), Point Reyes Seashore National Park (in Point Reyes Station), St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & Pride Mountain Vineyards), Montara State Beach (in Montara), Bean Hollow State Beach (in Pescadero), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Calistoga (Castello di Amorosa & Storybook Mountain Vineyards), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Half Moon Bay (Gray Whale Cove State Beach, Pescadero State Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Baker Beach, admire the masterpieces at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

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You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Healdsburg, St. Helena, Calistoga, Montara State Beach
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Bodega Head
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa

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