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Fly to Canyonlands Field, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
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Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
Fly
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
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Arches National Park — 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch.

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Berlin, Germany to Arches National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 1 night

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along Murphy Point Trail, explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

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Getting from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef National Park — 1 night

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in April, expect Capitol Reef National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): trek along Fairyland Loop Trail, hike along Rim Trail, then get great views at Fairyland Point, and finally surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Attractions like Rim Trail and Lookout Studio make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

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Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in April, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 19°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 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.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Clark County Wetlands Park. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 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, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 1 night

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 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, trek along Ryan Mountain, and then hike along Cottonwood Spring.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park attractions planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Venice Canals Walkway. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and The Museum of Contemporary Art. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica — 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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 3rd (Wed), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and finally cruise along Mulholland Drive.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary maker website.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In May in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Cambria.
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Cambria — 1 night

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 4th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Vista Point, stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and finally surround yourself with nature on Stepladder Ranch & Creamery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambria planner.

Getting from Santa Monica to Cambria by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Monica in May, you will find days in Cambria are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monterey.
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Monterey — 2 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from Cambria to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Cambria in May, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Martin Griffin Preserve (in Stinson Beach) and Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, tee off at Lincoln Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tunnel Rock, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, then trek along Big Baldy, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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 some historical perspective at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Get outdoors at McGurk Meadow and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip builder.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are much colder (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon and then trek along Fall Canyon. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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San Luis Obispo County travel guide

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The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.
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