23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Zuma Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Museum of Tolerance, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 45°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas journey builder app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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.
Step out of the city life by going to North Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park and then hike along Congress Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then stroll through Moro Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yosemite Valley Chapel and Parsons Memorial. Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Nob Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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