24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
plane:  6​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Needles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Visalia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Long Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Brid's Closet. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sam's Point Preserve and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Oceanville to see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip website .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brid's Closet, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Sam's Point Preserve
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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.
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday app .

Traveling by car from New York City to Las Vegas takes 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

1
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 11th (Thu), trek along Riverside Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park visit planning site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Zion National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Page on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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.
You've now added Antelope Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get great views at Horseshoe Bend and then take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach, then Head underground at Waterholes Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Page online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Zion National Park to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Zion National Park in July, with lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Big Water
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Waterholes Canyon ©
Waterholes Canyon

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Page, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Needles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

1
night
Needles

Needles
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Needles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Needles takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Needles reach 51°C and lows reach 36°C. You'll set off for Visalia on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Needles

Parks Golf Outdoors

2
nights
Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy and then stroll through Moro Rock. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Visalia online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Needles to Visalia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Needles in July, plan for slightly colder days in Visalia, with highs around 43°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Visalia

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
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 18th (Thu): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and then kick back and relax at Limantour Beach. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands and then kick back and relax at Sculptured Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Visalia to San Francisco. Traveling from Visalia in July, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (26°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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nights
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Elfin Forest Preserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Avila Main Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point San Luis Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pismo State Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Pismo Beach day trip website .

Getting from Carmel to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Pismo Beach, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Osos, Avila Beach, Pismo State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pismo State Beach ©
Pismo State Beach
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, see a world frozen in time at Paramount Ranch, and then take in the waterfront at Malibu Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malibu online day trip planner .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Malibu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, Malibu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Paramount Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Relax by the water at San Clemente State Beach and Salt Creek Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pacific Marine Mammal Center and Oceanside Pier. Explore Long Beach's surroundings by going to Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda), Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (in Carlsbad) and Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens (in San Clemente). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Sat) at Disneyland Park. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Long Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Long Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Malibu in July, expect nights in Long Beach to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

San Clemente, Christ Cathedral, Salt Creek Beach, Oceanside Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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