32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
14
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
16
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City custom trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, browse the collection at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 12th (Sun): hike along Wawona Meadow, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in Mammoth Lakes dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park travel planner.

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by bus takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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.
On the 19th (Sun), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 20th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab tour planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 26°C and lows about 7°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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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.
For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Page itinerary builder.

Drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in May, with highs in Page at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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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 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale. On the next day, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then admire the striking features of Taliesin West.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): gain insight at Palm Springs Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Indian Canyons, and then admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palm Springs travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Scottsdale to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Scottsdale to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. In May in Palm Springs, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

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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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles custom trip planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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