21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Huntington Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island has been added to your itinerary. Twin Peaks and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Head to City Lights Booksellers and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: hike along Lands End, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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 discover tucked-away gems like Lembert Dome and Vernal Fall. Get in touch with nature at Nevada Falls Loop and Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, make a trip to Washburn Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at General Grant Tree Trail and Moro Rock. Step off the beaten path and head to Kings Canyon National Park and Roaring River Falls. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online journey planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks

1
night
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 8th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planning site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, Los Angeles is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Corona Del Mar State Beach. Saddleback Church and Huntington Beach Art Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntington Beach: Laguna Beach (Aliso Beach Park & Victoria Beach) and Baby Beach (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier, hike along Civic Center Park, kick back and relax at The Wedge, and stop by Toes on the Nose Surf Shop.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Huntington Beach online visit planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Huntington Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Huntington Beach can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Saddleback Church, Christ Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Corona Del Mar State Beach ©
Corona Del Mar State Beach
The Wedge ©
The Wedge

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hours
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Huntington Beach to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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