16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  3​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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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've added Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Petersen Automotive Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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hours
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Simeon to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

1
night
Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cambria day trip app .

Cambria is just a stone's throw from San Simeon. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Cambria to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler than Cambria - with highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, then cruise along Generals Hwy, and finally contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. In August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

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

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night
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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