12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica State Beach and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Norton Simon Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna Beach (Crystal Cove & Heisler Park), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at The Broad.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Los Angeles. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 19th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then get great views at Dante's View, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Funeral Mountains. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette.

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

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Desert View Watchtower. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Grandview Point. There's much more to do: get great views at Hopi Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 24th (Thu): stop by The LINQ Promenade, get active on the water at Water Sports, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; 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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.