16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Kingman
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Monterey.
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey attractions planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kingman.
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Kingman — 1 night

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum and then don't miss a visit to Cool Springs Station.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kingman road trip site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Kingman takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kingman, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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. On the 4th (Thu), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kingman to Monument Valley in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Monument Valley is little chillier than Kingman - with highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 7th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

On the 12th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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