26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Palm Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Reyes Seashore National Park and Cable Car Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and The Walt Disney Family Museum. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

2
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Niner Wine Estates, do a tasting at Opolo Vineyards, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo online trip maker .

Getting from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Paso Robles, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Niner Wine Estates ©
Niner Wine Estates
Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden ©
Castoro Cellars ©
Castoro Cellars

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove for some beach relaxation. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

few
hours
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Before you visit Palm Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 48°C by day to 30°C at night. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Mohave Point. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route planning app .

Drive from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State 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.
Visit Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and then get great views at Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market and then immerse yourself in nature at Tomales Bay State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Oxbow Public Market, Tomales Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Union Square ©
Union Square
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

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