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
— 2 nights
tram:  30​min
2
Pasadena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
14
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Brussels

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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to ride a tram to Pasadena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Rose Bowl Stadium, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, then wander the streets of Old Pasadena, and finally take a memorable drive along Colorado Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Pasadena trip itinerary maker tool .

Pasadena is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Pasadena is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Pasadena

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Old Pasadena ©
Old Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
Rose Bowl Stadium ©
Rose Bowl Stadium

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pasadena to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Pasadena in August, expect nights in Palm Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 31°C, while days are much warmer, around 49°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

Before you visit Phoenix, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Palm Springs to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Phoenix is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pima Air and Space Museum as well as Old Tucson.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip maker .

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in August, things will get slightly colder in Tucson: highs are around 41°C and lows about 26°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Old Tucson ©
Old Tucson

1
night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 11th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Crystal Forest Loop and then hike along Blue Mesa.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Tucson to Petrified Forest National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tucson, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Petrified Forest National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory.

Discover how to plan a Flagstaff trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument ©
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and finally explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 15th (Sat), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Page sightseeing planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trek along Wildcat Trail and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mexican Hat trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Page to Mexican Hat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Page in August, with highs in Mexican Hat at 36°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Monument Valley
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at RedRock Astronomy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Mexican Hat to Moab in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tom Till Gallery ©
Tom Till Gallery

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 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 29°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

few
hours
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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then stroll through Angel's Landing.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

1
night
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 21st (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas travel route app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 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. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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