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
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Tusayan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive + bus:  8​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in November, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 8th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, then look for gifts at Brandini Toffee, and then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with VillageFest, wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District, examine the collection at Palm Springs Air Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Coachella Valley Preserve, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sunnylands.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs road trip planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Palm Springs can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tusayan.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sunnylands Center & Gardens, El Paseo Shopping District
Highlights from your plan
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

2
nights
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Powell Point, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon North Rim and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tusayan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Palm Springs to Tusayan in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Palm Springs in November, things will get much colder in Tusayan: highs are around 14°C and lows about -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

few
hours
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley visit planner .

Getting from Tusayan to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tusayan in November since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lake Powell trip builder app .

Getting from Monument Valley to Lake Powell by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in November; daily highs in Lake Powell reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cathedral Wash Trail, Lone Rock Beach, Glen Canyon Dam, Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. When traveling from Lake Powell in November, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

few
hours
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November, with highs in Zion National Park at 19°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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.
On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To plan Death Valley National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in November, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are colder (-8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
North Dome ©
North Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, then kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a stroll through State Street, then admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Relax by the water at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Montana Avenue) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Oak Canyon Nature Center, & more). See some other sides of Los Angeles: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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