16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA 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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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 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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Moab
— 1 night
Drive to Montrose, Fly 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stop by Bergamot Station, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney District and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim driving holiday site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 4th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker app.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in April: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
On the 8th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (19°C), and nights are much colder (-3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get some thrills on the water with Moab Jett and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Moab trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April since evenings lows in Moab dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.