16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Bus:  10​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then trek along Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and enjoy some music at Casino at the MGM Grand.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 81°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 104°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

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.
On the 13th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and hike along Artist Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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