17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Bucharest

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Change things up with a short trip to Helicopter Tours in Boulder City (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip app .

Bucharest, Romania to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Bucharest to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In April, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Bucharest - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Pima Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are colder with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to LEGOLAND California and Botanical Building and Lily Pond. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and snap pictures at San Diego - Coronado Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

LEGOLAND California
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Family-friendly places like Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (McWay Falls, Partington Cove, & more). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, and don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey online day trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Monterey by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in April; daily highs in Monterey reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Cable Car Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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