22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Page
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Brussels

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day
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 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles route website .

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles. When traveling from Brussels in September, plan for much hotter days in Los Angeles, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

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 9th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
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 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Zabriskie Point
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll through Big Stump Basin and then make a trip to General Sherman Tree.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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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day
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.
On the 19th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Page reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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day
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mesa Verde National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Page to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Page in September; daily highs in Mesa Verde National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. When in Zion National Park, make a side trip to see Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor in Virgin, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Zion National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning app .

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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