12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Palm Springs
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Palm Springs
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 day

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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and catch a live event at Staples Center.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 1st (Sat), take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

A Land of Giants

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), trek along Moro Rock Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park journey app.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. In April in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 4th (Tue).
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then cruise along Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. On your second day here, shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Zion National Park.
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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 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip maker app.

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 bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are much colder (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.
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Lake Powell — 2 nights

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Lake Powell with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, Lake Powell is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
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Drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. When traveling from Lake Powell in April, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -3°C. You will leave for Palm Springs on the 8th (Sat).
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Palm Springs

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs vacation website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, things will get much warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 37°C and lows about 19°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 day

City of Angels

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in April, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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