17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + bus:  8​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take a stroll through The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online tour planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall. Keep things going the next day: get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, get great views at Tunnel View, and then stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the next day, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 12°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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