12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Arches National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
11
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Vilnius

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hike along Panorama Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): cruise along Generals Hwy and then stroll through Congress Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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 17th (Fri), get great views at Dante's View.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Las Vegas. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): trek along South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Monument Valley attractions planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 38°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To plan Canyonlands National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect Canyonlands National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Wolfe Ranch.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Arches National Park journey builder website .

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 17°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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