12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Ljubljana

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Crystal Cove. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Getty Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Los Angeles. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica State Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 19th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Funeral Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Desert View Watchtower. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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