12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Belfast
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Belfast

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a stroll around Civic Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner

Belfast, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Belfast to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Belfast - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the different shops at The Grove, stop by Bergamot Station, then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music. On the next day, stop by The Last Bookstore, look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, then don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally make a trip to Third Street Promenade.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder site

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Santa Monica
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Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
The Grove ©
The Grove

3
days
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail and stroll through Tonto Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip website

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Barneys New York, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, then take a stroll through The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, then stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker website

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes ©
The Grand Canal Shoppes

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