11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco attractions site .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
On the 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and trek along May Lake Trailhead.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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