23 days in Western US Itinerary

23 days in Western US Itinerary

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23 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Needles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Tusayan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kayenta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Bryce Canyon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
car:  1​h 30​min
12
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, hike along Palm Springs Museum Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Frey House II. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Needles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

1
night
Needles

Needles
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Needles online tour builder .

Getting from Palm Springs to Needles by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Needles, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 34°C at night. You will leave for Tusayan on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Needles

Golf Outdoors Parks

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Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, get great views at Hopi Point, take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Tusayan road trip planning website .

Drive from Needles to Tusayan in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Needles to Tusayan is 1 hour. In August, Tusayan is much colder than Needles - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Sat), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then get great views at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Navajo Bridge, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Page trip builder website .

You can drive from Tusayan to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tusayan in August; daily highs in Page reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kayenta.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
Kayenta

Kayenta is a U.S. On the 12th (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback, explore and take pictures at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kayenta road trip planning app .

You can drive from Page to Kayenta in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Kayenta

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Monument Valley
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kayenta to Moab takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kayenta in August since evenings lows in Moab dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Double Arch
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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nights
Bryce Canyon City

Bryce Canyon City ©
Bryce Canyon City, sometimes shown as Bryce on maps, is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park. On the 15th (Thu), hike along Navajo Loop Trail, trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and then explore and take pictures at Sunset Point.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon City takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon City hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll through Angel's Landing.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Bryce Canyon City to Zion National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon City in August, with highs in Zion National Park at 38°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip maker app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Mammoth Lakes at 32°C and lows at 7°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally don't miss a visit to Washburn Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

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