18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Florence
train + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Florence

3
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 nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, and explore and take pictures at Oracle Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Florence, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Florence to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florence in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 16th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, don't miss a visit to Painted Desert Inn, and then trek along Blue Mesa.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Petrified Forest National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Petrified Forest National Park to be colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Painted Desert Inn ©
Painted Desert Inn

3
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.
On the 20th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. In August in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes. On your second day here, stop by Big Lake Trading Post, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Page trip itinerary app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Page reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
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 24th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Page in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Monument Valley to Arches National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In August in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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