12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Rome
Fly:  19​h
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Rome

3
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to San Diego is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to San Diego, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've now added Zabriskie Point to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Zabriskie Point
Zabriskie Point

2
days
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest Museum Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
China Beach
China Beach

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