16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  8​h
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Paderborn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Paderborn, Germany to Las Vegas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Paderborn in October, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally pause for some photo ops at Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

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
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

1
night
Page

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Page at 26°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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 6th (Sun): trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, and then trek along Congress Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit website .

Traveling by flight from Page to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Page, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

3
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Lombard Street, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Artists Dr and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit 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 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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