16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Laughlin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Luxembourg City

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Luxembourg City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Laughlin.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Laughlin

Laughlin ©
Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. On the 22nd (Thu), try to win big at Aquarius Casino Resort, then take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk, then try to win big at Harrah's Laughlin, and finally examine the collection at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Laughlin trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Laughlin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Laughlin: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laughlin

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harrah's Laughlin ©
Harrah's Laughlin
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Riverwalk ©
Riverwalk

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Laughlin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Laughlin in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get your game on at The Roller Coaster, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 26th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in August since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe, and then stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Nevada State Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. In August in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Genoa Cemetery, Nevada State Museum, Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum and then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online road trip planner .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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