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:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Milan

3
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 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. On your second day here, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planning site .

Milan, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Milan to Los Angeles. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, then look for gifts at Hopi House, and then stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. 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 evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough 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
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

few
hours
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. To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In August, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 15°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and China Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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

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