22 days in California, Nevada & Arizona Itinerary

22 days in California, Nevada & Arizona Itinerary

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22 days in California, Nevada & Arizona Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Page
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Panorama Trail and El Capitan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nevada Falls Loop and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and Alcatraz Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey road trip planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

You can fly from Monterey to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Monterey in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Walnut Canyon National Monument and Oak Creek Canyon. Get a sense of the local culture at Lowell Observatory and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sedona itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sedona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Las Vegas to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Sedona at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

5
nights
Page

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape Royal and Bright Angel Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Point and Antelope Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, South Kaibab Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Page day trip planning website .

Getting from Sedona to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Page sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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