21 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to Amsterdam


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 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura), Balboa Island (in Newport Beach) and Room Escape Games (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk, explore the world behind art at The Broad, take in the views from Coronado Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles. When traveling from Amsterdam in October, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Palm Springs.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Palm Springs — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Joshua Tree National Park and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of Palm Springs to go to Temecula and see Carter Estate Winery and Resort, which is approximately 1h 5 min away.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Shelby American Inc. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Museums · Tours · Fun & Games · Casinos

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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Point. There's lots more to do: get great views at Grandview Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, trek along Rim Trail, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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.