20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
5
San Diego
— 1 night
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
7
Santa Monica
— 1 night
8
Malibu
— 1 night
9
Ventura
— 1 night
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
11
Monterey
— 2 nights
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
13
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, thentake some stellar pictures from Valley View, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally make a trip to Washburn Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentrek along Panorama Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Berlin, Germany to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Valley View ©
Valley View

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Mammoth Crest Trail, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Skelton Lake, thentrek along Earthquake Fault, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mammoth Lakes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Skelton Lake ©
Skelton Lake
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

1
night
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 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks, thentake in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak, and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Joshua Tree National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 18th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker tool.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 19th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, thenhunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and finally take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary builder.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In May in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, thenadmire the masterpieces at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, thenkick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Malibu trip planner.

Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Malibu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Ventura.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Museums Beaches
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

1
night
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), get lost in a book at Camarillo Public Library, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, and then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ventura trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Ventura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. May in Ventura sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

Santa Barbara Zoo, Camarillo Public Library
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path ©
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, thenkick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ventura to Big Sur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. May in Big Sur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, thenstroll through Point Lobos, thenexplore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and finally explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey sightseeing planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 28th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thenbrowse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, thenmake a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, thenenjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

Similar plans

21 days in United States BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Manila & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in United States & Lisbon BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, teens, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans