17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Luxembourg City

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 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Chinatown. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip builder tool .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, learn about winemaking at Middle Ridge Winery, then look for gifts at Brandini Toffee, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Coachella Valley Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs travel planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: highs in Palm Springs hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Coachella Valley Brewing Company, Middle Ridge Winery
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Coachella Valley Brewing Company ©
Middle Ridge Winery ©
Middle Ridge Winery

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll around La Jolla Cove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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 8th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning site .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

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.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then look for gifts at Hopi House, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Grand Canyon National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 12th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monument Valley driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In July, Monument Valley is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Long House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Arches National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, Arches National Park is a bit warmer than Mesa Verde National Park - with highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Arches National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Lehardy's Rapids ©
Lehardy's Rapids

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