18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Naples
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
Drive + bus:  10​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  17​h 45​min
End: Naples

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): stroll through Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Naples, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In March in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -5°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then explore the activities along Badwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip generator.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, things will get warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): get great views at Inspiration Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then stroll through Angel's Landing, and then relax in the rural setting at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park itinerary builder.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park, then don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sunnylands, contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Zion National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Joshua Tree National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in April: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree ©
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally Head underground at Bronson Caves. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in April, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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