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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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 historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to San Francisco. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wawona trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Wawona takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): cruise along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Wawona to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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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 20th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then shop like a local with The Strip.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Las Vegas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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night
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 22nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park journey planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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night
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 23rd (Thu): stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lake Powell.

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

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night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell trip tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: highs in Lake Powell hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors

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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 25th (Sat), trot along with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner .

Drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lake Powell in July; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 38°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions tool .

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toKingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Desert Diamond Distillery, then examine the collection at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, and then go for a walk through Riverwalk. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Mohave Museum of History and Arts and then get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kingman trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Kingman: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Laughlin
Highlights from your plan
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Desert Diamond Distillery ©
Desert Diamond Distillery
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour app .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In July, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Kingman - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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