17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Athens

4
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Hollywood Sign, get curious at California Science Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Athens, Greece to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
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 26th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planning app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Stratosphere Tower ©
Stratosphere Tower

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 29th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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