17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Ridgecrest
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Three Rivers
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 15th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denver travel route planning website .

Milan, Italy to Denver is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Milan to Denver. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from Milan in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the galleries of Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Durango takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, Durango is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

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night
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. On the 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Durango to Monument Valley by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Durango in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

3
nights
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.
On the 20th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planning tool .

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then get great views at Fairyland Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions planning site .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Ridgecrest.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest ©
Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by Red Rock Books, take an in-depth tour of Maturango Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Little Petroglyph Canyon, and finally examine the collection at Petroglyph Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ridgecrest road trip website .

Drive from Las Vegas to Ridgecrest in 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ridgecrest, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Three Rivers.

Things to do in Ridgecrest

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Maturango Museum ©
Maturango Museum
Red Rock Books ©
Red Rock Books
Petroglyph Park ©
Petroglyph Park

1
night
Three Rivers

Three Rivers
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. On the 26th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Three Rivers route planner .

Drive from Ridgecrest to Three Rivers in 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ridgecrest in August: high temperatures in Three Rivers hover around 41°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 27th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Point San Luis Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and then explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Morro Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Three Rivers to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Three Rivers in August, with highs in Morro Bay at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Point San Luis Lighthouse, Montana de Oro State Park
Highlights from your plan
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online journey planner .

Drive from Morro Bay to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Morro Bay in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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