18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  17​h
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Carmel
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Newport Beach
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Milan

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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.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner.

Milan, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. You will leave for Palm Springs on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, Palm Springs Walk of Stars, Keys View, and other attractions you added.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 45°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock
Palm Springs Walk of Stars
Palm Springs Walk of Stars

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Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Havasu as well as London Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): snap pictures at London Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Havasu, and then admire the majestic nature at Lake Havasu State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Havasu City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Lake Havasu City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Havasu State Park ©
Lake Havasu State Park
Lake Havasu ©
Lake Havasu
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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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 Fremont Street Experience, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Mirage Volcano, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Havasu City to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lake Havasu City in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Artists Palette, Badwater, Golden Canyon, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get great views at Dante's View, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, explore the activities along Badwater, then explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park custom trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield vacation trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley National Park to Bakersfield. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: highs in Bakersfield hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roaring River Falls as well as General Sherman Tree. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in September, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Fresno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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Fresno

Fresno
To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fresno itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fresno, with lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Napa on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes William Hill Estate Winery, Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at V. Sattui, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at William Hill Estate Winery, and finally stop by Dean & DeLuca.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Napa travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Fresno to Napa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fresno in September; daily highs in Napa reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Dean & DeLuca ©
Dean & DeLuca
William Hill Estate Winery ©
William Hill Estate Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square. On the next day, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at San Gregorio State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Napa in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 26th (Tue), stop by The Cheese Shop and then trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip generator.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Carmel to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, and then shop like a local with Universal CityWalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Placerita Canyon Nature Center, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

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Newport Beach

Newport Beach ©
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
For shopping fun, head to San Clemente Wine Company or MainStreet Oceanside. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swami's Beach and South Coast Plaza. Explore Newport Beach's surroundings by going to Tom's Farms (in Temescal Valley), Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve (in Murrieta) and Carlsbad (Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park & Batiquitos Lagoon). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at San Clemente State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Romantica Cultural Center, browse the different shops at Fashion Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Diego Mormon Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport Beach trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to Newport Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Newport Beach to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Clemente, Carlsbad, Tom's Farms, South Coast Plaza, MainStreet Oceanside
Highlights from your plan
Swami's Beach ©
Swami's Beach
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach

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