20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bremen
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Bremen

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 a sense of the local culture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and The Broad. You'll get in some beach time at Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner .

Bremen, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Bremen in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Santa Monica State Beach
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
The Broad ©
The Broad

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, then trek along Ryan Mountain, and then trek along 49 Palms Canyon Trail. On your second day here, trek along Split Rock and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park sightseeing website .

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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Toroweap Point, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker site .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in March, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are colder (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Visiting Badwater Basin and Artists Dr will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zabriskie Point and Devil's Golf Course. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and get great views at Dante's View.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Step out of the city life by going to Giant Forest and Alabama Hills. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moro Rock and General Grant Tree Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In March in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Alabama Hills
Highlights from your plan
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Presidio of San Francisco and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at VJB Cellars and Grace Cathedral. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, stroll through Lands End, admire the striking features of The Jimi Hendrix House, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Fort Point ©
Fort Point
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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