15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  8​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Norfolk

1
night
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.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary app .

Norfolk to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Norfolk in July, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 104°F and 81°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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 your second day here, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park journey planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 101°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Joshua Tree National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 101°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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