Planning a road trip to America? Here is an ultimate guide for you!

Travel across 4 states – California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah

Day 1-2:

Travel to San Francisco.

Twin Peaks – two prominent hills which over look San Francisco. A beautiful place to visit when there are clear skies.

Golden Gate Bridge – 2,737 m long bridge constructed in 1937. The bridge connects the city San Francisco to Marin County.

Lombard Street –  a famous street with eight u-shaped turns.

Day 3:

Farmers Market

LinkedIn, Facebook, Google & Apple’s Headquarters

Day 4:

Travel to Yosemite National Park.

Bridalveil Fall –  188 m tall waterfall. It is a waterfall you will see as you enter Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite Falls – the highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park with a fall of 2,425 ft.

Horsetail Fall – a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring with a height of 480 m.

El Capitan – a vertical rock formation located on the north side of Yosemite Valley. The granite rock is around 914 m high.

Half Dome – a granite dome with an elevation of 2,694m.

Tunnel View – view of El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Fall.

Tenaya Lake – an alpine lake located between Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows.

Where to Stay:

The Village Lodge

Day 5:

Travel to Death Valley National Park.

Where to stay:

Panamint Springs Resort

Day 6:

Mosaic Canyon – the canyon has different types of colourful rock formations, narrow canyons and high walls.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes – sand dunes in Death Valley where extreme temperatures in summer peak to 50 degrees with the sand dunes height reaching 100 ft.

Badwater Basin – the lowest point in North America with surreal views of salt flats.⁠

Artist Palette – beautiful natural colours within the mountains due to oxidation of metals.

Travel to Las Vegas.

Where to stay:

Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Centre

Day 7:

Hoover Dam – dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River which is on the border between Nevada and Arizona.

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

Caesars Palace – a luxury hotel and casino.

Bellagio – luxury hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Where to stay:

Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Centre

Day 8:

Travel to Zion National Park – known for its steep red cliffs and canyon’s. The canyon walls are eroded by the North Fork of the Virgin River. ⁠

Travel around the park on a shuttle bus.

Where to stay:

Best Western Plus Zion

Day 9:

Glen Canyon Dam – concrete dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona.

Horseshoe Bend – part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River.

Monument Valley – a red sand desert known for its sandstone buttes formations.

Mexican Hat – a rock formation in the shape of a Mexican Hat!

Where to stay:

San Juan Inn

Day 10:

San Juan River – a major tributary of the Colorado River.

Travel to Grand Canyon National Park – 277 miles in length with layered bands of red rock which formed millions of years ago.

Explore the Southern Rim of the Canyon.

Where to stay:

Red Feather Lodge

Day 11:

Travel to Havasu, Arizona.

Boat trip in Lake Havasu – known for the famous London Bridge which was relocated from England.

Where to stay:

Hampton Inn Lake Havasu City

Day 12:

Drive to Los Angeles.

Explore Los Angeles.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Where to stay:

The Highland Gardens Hotel

Day 13:

Tour Hollywood with Star Track Tours.

Where to stay:

The Highland Gardens Hotel

Day 14:

Zuma beach – county beach located in Malibu, California. It is one of the largest and most popular beaches in Los Angeles.

Morro Bay – a coastal city in California known for an ancient volcanic mound called Morro Rock.

Where to stay:

Morro Shore Inn

Day 15-17:

Travel back to San Francisco.

Shopping at the Great Mall.

Explore San Francisco.

Travel back home!