30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
Palm Springs
— 1 night
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Page
— 2 nights
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
12
Monterey
— 2 nights
13
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
14
Los Angeles
— 1 night

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 4th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Room Palm Springs.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs day trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 44°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then make a trip to Arch Rock.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Springs in September, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 39°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, take an unforgettable tour with Grand Canyon Helicopters - Page/Lake Powell, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Page road trip planning site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Page reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Queen's Garden Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. Traveling from Page in September, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): trek along The Narrows. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at New York New York Casino.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine and then get great views at Dante's View.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park route planning website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. On the next day, make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco visit planning site.

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and then stroll through Asilomar State Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a memorable drive along State Street Underpass.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip site.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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