16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kings Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in February: highs in Los Angeles hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, explore the striking landscape at Keys View, and then admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 11°C by day to -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 20°C and lows at 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
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Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then stroll through Mariposa Grove.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in February, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 10°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kings Beach.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Kings Beach

— 1 night
Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Beach tour planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Kings Beach with the Route module. In February in Kings Beach, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -9°C at night. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Kings Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 16th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Kings Beach to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Kings Beach in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 10°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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

Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in February, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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United States travel guide

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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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.