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:  15​h 30​min
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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
St. George
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
10
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 3 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 Venice Beach and Boardwalk as well as The Grove. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

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. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Lyon to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

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 Fountains, The Strip and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. On the 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cameron.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Cameron

Cameron
Cameron is a city in Milam County, Texas, United States. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cameron online road trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Cameron in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for 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. Monument Valley Safari has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): trek along with Monument Valley Safari.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Cameron to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cameron in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Safari ©
Monument Valley Safari

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon Boat Tours as well as Antelope Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take a memorable tour with Antelope Canyon Boat Tours, and then admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Page tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and car from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Page in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

1
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In August, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. George.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

1
night
St. George

St. George
St. To find maps and tourist information, use the St. George trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to St. George takes an hour. In August, St. George is somewhat warmer than Zion National Park - with highs of 42°C and lows of 25°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off toMammoth Lakes.

Things to do in St. George

Outdoors Parks Nature

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip planner .

Getting from St. George to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. George to Mammoth Lakes. While traveling from St. George, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe day trip site .

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lombard Street. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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