15 days in United States & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in United States & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in United States & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie, Canada
Fly:  13 h
1
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
4
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h 15 min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Grande Prairie, Canada

2
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, wander the streets of SoMa, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then wander the streets of Nob Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online attractions planner .

Grande Prairie, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grande Prairie to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grande Prairie in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

Plan trip to Las Vegas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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 7th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, hike along Rim Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel route site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
New York City, United States

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
day
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally stroll through Cais da Ribeira.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Porto in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New York City to Porto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, shop like a local with Rossio Square, take a stroll through Alfama, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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