17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
El Portal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Visalia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Sedona
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Union Square. Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monterey sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Monterey are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to El Portal.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
El Portal

El Portal ©
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our El Portal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to El Portal takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in April, El Portal is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in El Portal

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

1
night
Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. On the 9th (Thu), get some fabulous bargains at Tulare Outlet Center and then have fun and explore at ImagineU Children's Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Visalia online trip maker .

Traveling by car from El Portal to Visalia takes 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from El Portal in April: high temperatures in Visalia hover around 29°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Visalia

Shopping Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Tulare Outlet Center
Highlights from your plan
Tulare Outlet Center ©
Tulare Outlet Center
ImagineU Children's Museum ©
ImagineU Children's Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Visalia to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Visalia in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Page itinerary planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, things will get a bit cooler in Page: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tusayan.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

1
night
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 15th (Wed), hike along South Kaibab Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tusayan day trip planner .

Drive from Page to Tusayan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Page in April, you will find days in Tusayan are little chillier (19°C), and nights are much colder (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Rock and Meteor Crater Natural Landmark. Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art and Chapel of the Holy Cross are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and stop by Kachina House.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip site .

Getting from Tusayan to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Tusayan, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas

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