22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Train + Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Malibu
— Few hours
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  5​h
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
7
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot:  8​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Third Street Promenade and The Grove. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation builder.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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hours
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 25th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Malibu Country Mart and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Paramount Ranch.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Malibu trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Malibu by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of tram and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Malibu, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Malibu

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Paramount Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
Malibu Country Mart ©
Malibu Country Mart

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena
The city of St.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus, tram, flight, and taxi from Malibu to St. Helena in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Malibu in July: highs in St. Helena hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Gregorio State Beach and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Moss Beach to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve about 40 minutes away. Dedicate the 29th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: stop by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and then stroll through Nevada Beach Campground.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Meeks Bay Beach, Nevada Beach Campground, Nevada State Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum

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hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip generator.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from South Lake Tahoe to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect Death Valley National Park to be much hotter, temps between 46°C and 24°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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 Valley of Fire State Park and Mojave Desert. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by bus takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Mojave Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Popular historic sites such as Gateway National Recreation and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue), Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson) and Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and stroll through Island Beach State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Island Beach State Park, Cattus Island County Park, Gateway National Recreation, Amazing Olive, Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library