16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Modesto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Reno
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday builder tool .

Milan, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Milan to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Milan - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): gain insight at Pepperdine University and then explore the stunning scenery at Zuma and Trancas Canyons.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Malibu holiday planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Malibu are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Malibu

Trails Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zuma and Trancas Canyons ©
Zuma and Trancas Canyons
Pepperdine University ©
Pepperdine University

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then play a few rounds at Carmel Valley Ranch.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel journey planning site .

Getting from Malibu to Carmel by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Malibu in October; daily highs in Carmel reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Modesto.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Golf Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Valley Ranch ©
Carmel Valley Ranch

2
nights
Modesto

Modesto ©
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): browse the different shops at Vintage Faire Mall and then have some family-friendly fun at Boomers Modesto. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at McHenry Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of McHenry Museum, then get in on the excitement at John Thurman Field, and finally take a memorable drive along Mulholland Scenic Corridor.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Modesto trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Modesto takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Modesto, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Modesto

Fun & Games Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Mulholland Scenic Corridor
Highlights from your plan
John Thurman Field ©
John Thurman Field
McHenry Mansion ©
McHenry Mansion
McHenry Museum ©
McHenry Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Book Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco planning app .

Traveling by car from Modesto to San Francisco takes 2 hours. When traveling from Modesto in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Vincent Arroyo Winery, then do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Calistoga day trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Calistoga to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online itinerary planner .

St. Helena is very close to Calistoga. In October in St. Helena, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reno.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hunter Creek Trail, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Reno Air Racing Association.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reno journey planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Reno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from St. Helena in October, expect Reno to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Reno

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Reno Air Racing Association ©
Reno Air Racing Association
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral ©
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Reno to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reno in October, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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