21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Tucson
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
9
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, get curious at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Tucson

Tucson
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 12th (Wed), cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Tucson road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Tucson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Tucson to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors Scenic Drive

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Arches National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Tucson to Arches National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Arches National Park when traveling from Tucson in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip app .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Arches National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lake Powell road trip planning tool .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Lake Powell are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Getting from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Lake Powell - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hike along The Narrows. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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