15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  17​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Milan

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Salt Lake City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Milan to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Red Butte Garden ©
Red Butte Garden

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley route site .

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Monument Valley takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Tue), trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Powell Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wawona online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Wawona in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Wawona, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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night
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 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Wawona to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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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 18th (Tue), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, and then take in the views from Big Creek Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Big Sur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Big Creek Bridge ©
Big Creek Bridge

2
nights
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 20th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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