20 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to Amsterdam


San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineyard (in Windsor) and Gary Farrell Winery (in Healdsburg). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
Tours · Parks · Wineries · Nature
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Santa Barbara Harbor. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente), Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach) and Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and try to win big at Palazzo Resort Casino.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Tours

Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. On the 17th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, walk around Indian Garden, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.