18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Reagan Washington
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Smog City Brewing (in Torrance), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, enjoy the sand and surf at Westward Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Los Angeles is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Helicopter Tours & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning app.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park route maker tool.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix), Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House (in Halethorpe) and Baltimore (Pride of Baltimore, Horseshoe Casino, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC is 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.