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:  15​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Santa Monica
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Papeete, Tahiti

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 Painted Ladies, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a stroll through Chinatown and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Painted Ladies, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner .

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. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

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. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toDeath Valley National Park.
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Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Devil's Golf Course as well as Dante's View.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip planning app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
You've now added Antelope Canyon to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

Plan a Lake Powell trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lake Powell in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Lake Powell. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Lake Powell are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Nature Parks

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.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Monument Valley online day trip planner .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in September, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 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 ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Wee Kirk O' the Heather Wedding Chapel, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then have fun at Wee Kirk O' the Heather Wedding Chapel, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory as well as Hollywood Sign. On the 19th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then shop like a local with Rodeo Drive, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

1
day
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 Pier as well as The Getty Villa. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planning tool .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler 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

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Los Angeles, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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