18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

5
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 Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Marin Headlands. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Safari West, Marin Headlands, Sulphur Creek Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online travel planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and Santa Monica Mountains. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along Hermit Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, then make a trip to Powell Point, and finally admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail

2
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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, stroll through Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, make a trip to Valley View, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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