20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to Amsterdam


Los Angeles — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. 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). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Golden Gate Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Fog Crest Vineyard (in Sebastopol) and Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Cartograph Winery, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Wineries · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park — 6 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, stroll around Indian Garden, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, and admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

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.