13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Bus:  10​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Houston

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 7th (Tue): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, enjoy some music at Casino at the MGM Grand, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

3
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, hike along Observation Point Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel route builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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