21 days in Western US Itinerary

21 days in Western US Itinerary

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21 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In March, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

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Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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