21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego journey maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planning app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

2
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 13th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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

3
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Moran Point.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 18th (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip website.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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