16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  15​h
1
Reno
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reno trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Reno is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: highs in Reno hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.
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University of Nevada, Reno ©
University of Nevada, Reno

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 14th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Effie Yeaw Nature Center and then explore and take pictures at California State University, Sacramento.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento holiday maker app .

You can drive from Reno to Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, subway, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Reno in April; daily highs in Sacramento reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
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Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park ©

4
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, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Sacramento in April, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 17°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park road trip planner .

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In April, Death Valley National Park is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

4
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with The Strip, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Tours, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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