17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip generator.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

5
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 4th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, hike along Rim Trail, and don't miss a visit to Moran Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Barbara to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, expect cooler with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

few
hours
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. May in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

3
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Dig This ©
Dig This

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