12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Santa Monica
— Few hours
fly:  19​h
End: Milan

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation maker website .

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Milan to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can 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. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. You will leave for Lake Powell on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lake Powell itinerary planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lake Powell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: highs in Lake Powell hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
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. You've now added Goulding's Lodge and Tours to your itinerary.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lake Powell in September, with highs in Monument Valley at 32°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours

1
night
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.
Grand Canyon North Rim has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center

1
night
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.
You've now added Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip and then have fun at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel ©
Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

1
night
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.
Hollywood Sign has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off toSanta Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Sign ©
Hollywood Sign

few
hours
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica vacation planner.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days in Santa Monica, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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