18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Coit Tower, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip website.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Las Vegas.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at The Cosmopolitan Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monument Valley.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Monument Valley — 2 nights

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 19th (Fri), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Monument Valley, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.
Tours · Parks · Nature

Lake Powell — 2 nights

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lake Powell online route builder.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, expect Lake Powell to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature
Side Trip

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 traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning site.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in August, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Los Angeles.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bryce Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

Enjoy San Francisco some more: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through SoMa.

Planning San Francisco trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.