16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Malibu
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Horseshoe Bay
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and North Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, trek along Bright Angel Trail, and get great views at Lipan Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Rey Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, explore the world behind art at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfrider Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Westward Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malibu route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Malibu: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Horseshoe Bay.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Surfrider Beach ©
Surfrider Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

1
day
Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay is a city in Llano and Burnet counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tee off at Apple Rock Golf Course.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Horseshoe Bay trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Malibu to Horseshoe Bay. Traveling from Malibu to Horseshoe Bay, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Malibu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Horseshoe Bay, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bay

Golf Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Apple Rock Golf Course ©
Apple Rock Golf Course

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