19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Madrid

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, wander the streets of Union Square, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Madrid, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16-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 9 hours traveling from Madrid to San Francisco. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Yosemite Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the activities along Badwater Basin. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Shopping Casinos
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): listen to music at Hopi House and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum, look for gifts at Verkamp's Curios, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and finally get great views at Lookout Studio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Head to Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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