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:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bridalveil Fall and Yosemite Falls. Visiting Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Tunnel View, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
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 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online day trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Willow Beach. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Willow Beach, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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 Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are colder with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Escape the urban bustle at Bandelier National Monument and Ojito Wilderness. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Canyon Road and Petroglyph National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Santa Fe Plaza & The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi). And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, trek along Boca Negra Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and fly down the slopes at Sandia Mountains.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 29°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Sandia Mountains, Ojito Wilderness, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): ride a horse along Old West Stables, get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, then stop by Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store, then head outdoors with Cow Girls and Cowboys in the West, and finally make a trip to Huge Pair of Legs.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Amarillo. In May, daytime highs in Amarillo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Canyon, Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Highlights from your plan
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
Old West Stables ©
Old West Stables

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night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dallas, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

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