21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  15 h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  10 h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Visit Redondo Beach and Dockweiler State Beach for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Autry Museum of the American West and Hollywood Wax Museum. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and stop by The Last Bookstore.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in April, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ocean Avenue, Redondo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Autry Museum of the American West ©
Autry Museum of the American West
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park ©
GRAMMY Museum ©
GRAMMY Museum

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of Cedar Grove Visitor Center, and finally hike along Big Stump Basin. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panoramic Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Beatty Museum & Historical Society, look for gifts at Death Valley Nut & Candy, and then see the interesting displays at Goldwell Open Air Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Death Valley National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Beatty
Highlights from your plan
Beatty Museum & Historical Society ©
Beatty Museum & Historical Society
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Goldwell Open Air Museum ©
Goldwell Open Air Museum

2
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.
On the 15th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Clark County Wetlands Park, then get engrossed in the history at Clark County Heritage Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, and finally stroll through Historic Railroad Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Liberace Museum Collection Tour, then examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, and then examine the collection at The Auto Collections.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas journey builder site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Clark County Heritage Museum, Winged Figures of the Republic Statues
Highlights from your plan
Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods
The Auto Collections ©
The Auto Collections
Clark County Heritage Museum ©
Clark County Heritage Museum

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), stop by Buffalo Trails Trading Company, and then explore and take pictures at Kolob Terrace Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally stroll through Riverside Walk.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days in Zion National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Virgin, Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lipan Point and Tusayan Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in April; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 19°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brooklyn Museum and Dumbo. Get a sense of the local culture at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Morgan Library & Museum. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Hyde Park to see Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the history behind The Oculus, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, train, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Museum ©
Brooklyn Museum
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt