42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Paicines
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
11
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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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 off the beaten path and head to Presidio of San Francisco and San Francisco Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lands End. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Lombard Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland 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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Lands End ©
Lands End

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Paicines

Paicines ©
The unincorporated community of Paicines, formerly Tres Pinos, is located at 680ft above mean sea level (AMSL) in San Benito County, California along State Route 25. Pinnacles National Park has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Bear Gulch Caves and San Benito County Historical Park will get you outdoors.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paicines holiday planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Paicines in 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paicines, with lows of 8°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Paicines

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

San Benito County Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Pinnacles National Park ©
Pinnacles National Park
San Benito County Historical Park ©
San Benito County Historical Park

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Mosaic Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Titus Canyon and The Ranch at Furnace Creek. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and take in the dramatic scenery at Darwin Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Paicines to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

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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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dig This and Strip Gun Club. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Mesquite to see Little Finland about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

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Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Little Finland, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge ©
Little Finland ©
Little Finland

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Maricopa Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Doe Mountain Trail and Coconino National Forest. Visiting Fay Canyon Trail and Soldier Pass will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Horse Trail, stop by Kachina House, take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, and learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Coconino National Forest, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Kachina House ©
Kachina House

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Coyote Buttes. Step out of Page to go to Kanab and see Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, and Head underground at Waterholes Canyon.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sedona to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Water, Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyonlands National Park and Courthouse Towers. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Turret Arch. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, hike along Park Avenue Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moab trip site .

You can drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Moab, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Inspiration Point. Take a break from the city and head to Peek-A-Boo Loop and Bryce Amphitheatre. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Under-the-Rim Trail, trek along Rim Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in May: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zion National Park and Riverside Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Hidden Canyon and Temple of Sinawava Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Springdale (Zion Rock & Mountain Guides, LaFave Gallery, & more). There's more to do: trek along Watchman Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online holiday planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 5°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Chilnualna Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Washburn Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wawona route maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Wawona. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, expect Wawona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden Gate Promenade, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

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Drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wawona in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Botanical Garden ©
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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 29th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica Mountains, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

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