20 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
— 5 nights
Las Vegas
— 6 nights


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.
Explore hidden gems such as Santa Monica State Beach and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente), San Diego Bay Walk (in San Diego) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Palm Springs.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips

Palm Springs — 4 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Joshua Tree National Park and San Jacinto Mountain. Step out of Palm Springs with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Temecula--about 1h 15 min away.

For photos and tourist information, use the Palm Springs online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Laughlin.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips

Laughlin — 5 nights

Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Goffs Ghost Town. Explore Laughlin's surroundings by going to Essex (Providence Mountains State Recreation Area & Mitchell Caverns) and Hole in the Wall (in Cima). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, try your luck at Golden Nugget Casino Laughlin, go for a walk through Riverwalk Trail, and learn insider's secrets on Laughlin Tours.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Laughlin trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Laughlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Laughlin due to the time zone difference. In October in Laughlin, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.
Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Nature
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Shelby American Inc. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, try your luck at Palazzo Resort Casino, and bet on your favorite at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Laughlin to Las Vegas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Laughlin to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In October, Las Vegas is a bit cooler than Laughlin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Tours · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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.