17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Paris

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip app .

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Lembert Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): hike along Four Mile Trail, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 24°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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night
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Room Escape Games
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then get great views at Sunrise Point, then identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Page

Page ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks as well as Antelope Point Marina Village. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Page tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks ©

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nights
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 29th (Thu): stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, then stroll around Sandstone Tours, and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Page in August, with highs in Monument Valley at 36°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, make a trip to Powell Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To plan Grand Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monument Valley in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona, admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Flagstaff tour planning app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona
West of the Moon Gallery ©
West of the Moon Gallery

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden and then make a trip to Arch Rock.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Flagstaff to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Flagstaff to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in August: high temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 45°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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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 2nd (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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