12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Train + Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
car:  6 h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  13 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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

You can plan Grand Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online holiday planner.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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