19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
13
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h
End: Brussels

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Page

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 18th (Wed), have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and finally browse the collection at Page Public Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Page driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Page reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

few
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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Page in September; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 32°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Upheaval Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook
Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome

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night
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

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

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Zion National Park at 34°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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 24th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; 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 September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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hours
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 (Wed): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online vacation planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): cruise along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get great views at Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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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 28th (Sat): make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll through Golden Gate Park, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Barbara Harbor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shoreline Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shoreline Park ©
Shoreline Park
Santa Barbara Harbor ©
Santa Barbara Harbor
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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