18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lyon
train + Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cameron
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  4​h
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  8​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Lyon

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Grove as well as Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

Lyon, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Fountains of Bellagio and The Strip. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Navajo Point, Mohave Point, Hopi Point, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Navajo Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get great views at Maricopa Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

1
night
Cameron

Cameron
Cameron is a city in Milam County, Texas, United States. To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cameron travel route site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Cameron. In August in Cameron, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.

1
night
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forrest Gump Point as well as Monument Valley Safari. On the 20th (Tue), trek along with Monument Valley Safari and then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley day trip tool .

You can drive from Cameron to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cameron in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Safari ©
Monument Valley Safari
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

1
night
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.
Antelope Canyon Boat Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, get interesting insight from Antelope Canyon Boat Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon Boat Tours ©
Antelope Canyon Boat Tours

1
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.
To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. Traveling from Page in August, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
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.
For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Devil's Golf Course. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

Find out how to plan Death Valley National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Lombard Street to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll around Golden Gate Park and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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