18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Florence

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Attractions like Hayden Valley and Gibbon Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner .

Florence, Italy to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Yellowstone National Park is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Florence in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
day
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 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park route app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Nature Trails Parks

4
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.
Get outdoors at North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 17th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see a show at Casino at the MGM Grand.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Fort Funston National Park and Ocean Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and Baker Beach. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at China Beach, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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