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

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Thu), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner .

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Milan in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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nights
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Morro Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Moonstone Beach, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery

1
night
Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Sequoia National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Visalia driving holiday planner .

Drive from Morro Bay to Visalia in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Morro Bay in August: highs in Visalia hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ridgecrest.

Things to do in Visalia

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sequoia National Park ©
Sequoia National Park

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Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest ©
Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Indian Wells Brewing Company, then learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, then get engrossed in the history at Maturango Museum, and finally stop by Red Rock Books.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ridgecrest road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Visalia to Ridgecrest takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Visalia in August, expect Ridgecrest to be somewhat warmer, temps between 46°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Ridgecrest

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, Indian Wells Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Maturango Museum ©
Maturango Museum
Indian Wells Brewing Company ©
Indian Wells Brewing Company

1
night
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 21st (Wed), try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey tool .

You can drive from Ridgecrest to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Ridgecrest in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

1
day
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), trot along with a tour on horseback, then trek along Rim Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get great views at Mather Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. August in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Monument Valley

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 25th (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, trek along Wildcat Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then enjoy the views from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Durango using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Durango takes 4 hours. In August, Durango is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of 32°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Get outdoors at Trail Ridge Road and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Many Parks Curve Overlook (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (in Golden) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, look for all kinds of wild species at Summit Lake Park, explore the activities along Echo Lake Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at White River National Forest.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denver journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Durango to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durango in August since evenings lows in Denver dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Idaho Springs, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Echo Lake Park, White River National Forest
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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