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:  10​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
car:  12​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Salt Lake City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Little Cottonwood Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. Get in touch with nature at Grand Prismatic Spring and S Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, trek along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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 1st (Thu): get great views at Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as The LINQ Promenade and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then examine the collection at Skirball Cultural Center, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, get curious at California Science Center and then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
California Science Center ©
California Science Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

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. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect cooler with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Cable Car Museum. Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lands End, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Lands End ©
Lands End

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