16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Marin Headlands. There's much more to do: stroll through Lands End, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 19th (Sun): make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at The Auto Collections, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

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Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then walk around Indian Garden, and finally get great views at Yaki Point.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, explore the landscape on two wheels at Box Canyon Road, and then trek along Ladder Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks, then trek along Split Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock Nature Trail.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to 2SeeWhales Harbor Breeze Cruises and Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple. Explore hidden gems such as The Wende Museum of the Cold War and Little Tokyo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Main Beach (in Laguna Beach), Sherman Library & Gardens (in Corona del Mar) and Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve (in Newport Beach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and do a tasting at San Antonio Winery.

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Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.