17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  11​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Brussels

3
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and go for a walk through The High Line.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planner .

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, get great views at Yaki Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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