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:  11​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel route builder .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Union Square ©
Union Square

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills and then examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lone Pine
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

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 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take a stroll through The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in Zion National Park are little chillier (38°C), and nights are much colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: hike along Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, take in a show at Hopi House, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Page in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Venture out of the city with trips to Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach), Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, browse the different shops at The Grove, and view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Victoria Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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