13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  19​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica visit planning website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Monica in 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles planning tool .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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night
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.
To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Historic Sites

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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