17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
+2
train + Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Bournemouth

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uncle Tom's Trail and Yellowstone River. Get in touch with nature at Midway Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: hike along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the awesome beauty at Old Gardiner Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park attractions planning site .

Bournemouth, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bournemouth in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yellowstone River
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West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hermit's Rest and Bright Angel Point. Take a break from the city and head to Grandview Point and Desert View Watchtower. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Crystal Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Christ Cathedral (in Garden Grove) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). There's more to do: make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Crystal Cove, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Christ Cathedral, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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