16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Fresno
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Ridgecrest
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive
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Kanab
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Williams
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've now added Universal Studios Hollywood to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Third Street Promenade and The Grove. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip tool.

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hike along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Fresno

— 1 night
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fresno tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Fresno by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Fresno to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 day

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, cruise along Generals Hwy, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fresno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Fresno in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ridgecrest.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Ridgecrest

— 1 night
Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ridgecrest online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Ridgecrest. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Ridgecrest at 46°C and lows at 24°C. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Ridgecrest

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ridgecrest to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. While traveling from Ridgecrest, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 24°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 day

Sin City

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 Zion National Park as well as Valley of Fire State Park. On the 17th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kanab

— 1 night
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Historical Kanab Library, delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, then stop by Denny's Wigwam, then view the masterpieces at Raven's Heart Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Little Hollywood Movie Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kanab tour planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Kanab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in Kanab hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Page.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): have fun at Gunfighter Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Page journey app.

You can take a shuttle from Kanab to Page in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kanab in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Williams.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Williams

— 1 night
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by Addicted to Route 66.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Williams road trip planner.

You can drive from Page to Williams in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and train. In August, Williams is slightly colder than Page - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. You will leave for Joshua Tree National Park on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Williams

Shopping
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Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Williams to Joshua Tree National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williams to Joshua Tree National Park. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Williams in August, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 45°C and lows at 28°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Universal Studios Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Olvera Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.