16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Rome
Fly + subway:  16​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Rome

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Fri), get great views at Twin Peaks. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rome to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
days
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Cannery Row, then hike along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

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Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Eastern California Museum and then steep yourself in history at Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, then hike along Moro Rock, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for much hotter days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Independence
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): trek along Rim Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
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. On the 3rd (Mon), stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Visit La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Avila Adobe for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Norton Simon Museum
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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