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:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Palm Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  14​h
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Fri), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in March, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
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 the 26th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then hike along May Lake Trailhead.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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 28th (Wed): hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

few
hours
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: highs in Palm Springs hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary maker.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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

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