30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Prescott
1
Prescott
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Tucson
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Blythe
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
San Jose
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
End: Monteagle

4
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel of the Holy Cross and Sharlot Hall Museum. Visiting Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prescott: Camp Verde (Verde Valley Archaeology Center & Montezuma Castle National Monument), Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro (in Cornville) and Sedona (Red Rock State Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, appreciate the history behind Yavapai County Courthouse Square, view the masterpieces at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of Whiskey Row.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Prescott holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Prescott. March in Prescott sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Prescott

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona, Camp Verde, Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas

5
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Get some cultural insight at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Lightning Ridge Cellars. Take a break from the city and head to Sabino Canyon and Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Rune Wines (in Sonoita), Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho) and Sonoita Vineyards (in Elgin). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, tee off at Sewailo Golf Club, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tucson online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prescott in March, with highs in Tucson at 77°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Blythe.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Elgin, Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Rune Wines
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

1
night
Blythe

Blythe ©
Blythe is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Palo Verde Valley of the Lower Colorado River Valley region, an agricultural area and part of the Colorado Desert along the Colorado River. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): visit Reader's Oasis Bookstore, then see the interesting displays at Quartzsite Museum, then make a trip to Hi Jolly's Tomb, and finally stop by T-Rocks.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Blythe trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Blythe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tucson in March; daily highs in Blythe reach 83°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Blythe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Quartzsite
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Blythe Intaglios ©
Blythe Intaglios
T-Rocks ©
T-Rocks
Hi Jolly's Tomb ©
Hi Jolly's Tomb

8
nights
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.
Keys Ranch and General George S. Patton Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Barker Dam Trail and Keys View. Change things up with these side-trips from Joshua Tree National Park: Salvation Mountain (in Calipatria) and International Banana Museum (in Mecca). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, hike along Boy Scout Trail, and stroll through Lost Palms Oasis Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary app.

Drive from Blythe to Joshua Tree National Park in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Blythe in March, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 75°F and lows at 50°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, International Banana Museum, Salvation Mountain
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 8:
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Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bakersfield travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Bakersfield by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums
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Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

2
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 9th (Thu), get curious at The Tech Interactive and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our San Jose travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Bakersfield to San Jose with the Route module. While traveling from Bakersfield, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Visiting Giant Forest and Project Survival's Cat Haven will get you outdoors. Explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to The Presidente tree (in Three Rivers) and Darwin Falls (in Death Valley National Park). And it doesn't end there: hike along Big Baldy, make a trip to Tunnel Log, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and stroll through General Grant Tree Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from San Jose to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Presidente tree, Project Survival's Cat Haven, Darwin Falls
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 18:
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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