16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 10th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument, and then get great views at Minaret Vista.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes route planning site .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

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Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Minaret Vista ©
Minaret Vista
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zion National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): trek along Rim Trail, trek along Bryce Amphitheatre, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park attractions site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Plan a Arches National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

1
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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 17th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Page online journey maker .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Page in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 20°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Hopi Point, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for 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

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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 20th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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