23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  11​h 45​min
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Lake Powell
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
10
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
12
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
13
Los Angeles
— 1 night
14
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
15
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
16
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
17
New York City
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Lion King, Greenwich Village, American Museum of Natural History, and other attractions you added. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation builder app .

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The Lion King ©
The Lion King

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Twin Peaks, then kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, San Francisco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Rockaway Beach
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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.
For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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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.
For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park vacation planner .

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. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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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.
For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 5°C. You will leave for Lake Powell on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the activities along Marble Canyon and then take in the views from Navajo Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lake Powell trip planning tool .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Lake Powell, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Monument Valley

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. For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley day trip planner .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6.5 hours. In September, Monument Valley is little chillier than Lake Powell - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. On the 29th (Sat), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Outdoors
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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.
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Monument Valley in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. You will leave for Joshua Tree National Park on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
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.
For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Santa Barbara at 29°C and lows at 13°C. You will leave for Monterey on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Santa Barbara in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Point Lobos
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

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San Francisco

San Francisco
To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours
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New York City

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Teaneck Creek Conservancy.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Monterey to New York City takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Teaneck Creek Conservancy
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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Teaneck Creek Conservancy ©
Teaneck Creek Conservancy

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