21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Pasadena
— 1 night
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pasadena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pasadena

— 1 night

City of Roses

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

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pasadena route planning tool.

Pasadena is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Pasadena is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Pasadena

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Palm Springs

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum.

Make your Palm Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Pasadena to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Pasadena in August, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (49°C), and nights are a bit warmer (31°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip site.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Phoenix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Phoenix are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Tucson

— 3 nights

Old Pueblo

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 where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson online day trip planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, Tucson is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C. You'll set off for Petrified Forest National Park on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Theme Parks

Petrified Forest National Park

— 1 night
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Forest Trail and then hike along Blue Mesa.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Petrified Forest National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. While traveling from Tucson, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Petrified Forest National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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.
On the 12th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Flagstaff online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Flagstaff in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 13th (Thu): stroll through Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tusayan Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In August in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Mexican Hat

— 1 night
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. On the 17th (Mon), hike along Wildcat Trail and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexican Hat online journey builder.

You can drive from Page to Mexican Hat in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, things will get slightly colder in Mexican Hat: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

Plan trip to Moab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Mexican Hat to Moab takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 29°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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.
To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 14°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 21st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday maker tool.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. 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 hotter with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.