17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Truckee
— 1 night
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Calistoga
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Titanic. On your second day here, examine the collection at Shelby American Inc and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 46°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Titanic ©
Titanic

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Sunset Point, and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, then hike along Angel's Landing, and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Observation Point
Observation Point

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Mather Point.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, then look and learn at Lowell Observatory, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan my day in Monterey using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Monterey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Monterey. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, you will find days in Monterey are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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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 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sand Harbor and then enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Truckee online route builder.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Truckee in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Truckee dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Calistoga trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Truckee to Calistoga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Calistoga, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Safari West ©
Safari West

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and California State Capitol Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Legion of Honor. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma) and Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Calistoga in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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