12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: San Jose

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Cocopah, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in April since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

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 (Tue), hike along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

1
night
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 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Alcatraz Island to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally make a trip to Book Passage. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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