18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
El Portal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then shop like a local with Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for El Portal.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
El Portal

El Portal ©
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery.

Find out how to plan El Portal trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from San Francisco to El Portal in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for much hotter days in El Portal, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in El Portal

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Mammoth Brewing Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Portal to Mammoth Lakes takes 2.5 hours. In July, Mammoth Lakes is little chillier than El Portal - with highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company
Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin ©
Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin

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.
On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip, then examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas planner .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), trek along Angel's Landing and then explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools.

Plan a trip to Zion National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 40°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Fairyland Point, and then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Fairyland Point ©
Fairyland Point

1
night
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 25th (Sat), have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 43°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 26th (Sun), enjoy some music at Hopi House, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and then appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nightlife Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

1
night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Chloride, Arizona, take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Black Bridge Brewery.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kingman day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Kingman: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Kingman

Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Chloride, Arizona
Highlights from your plan
Desert Diamond Distillery ©
Desert Diamond Distillery
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Black Bridge Brewery ©
Black Bridge Brewery

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nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 28th (Tue), admire the striking features of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and then look for gifts at Brandini Toffee. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with VillageFest, then take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Theresa Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kingman to Palm Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Palm Springs. Traveling from Kingman in July, expect Palm Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 49°C and 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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