19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Fruita
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
12
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
15
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bologna

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mark, stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, cruise along Colorado Boulevard, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Gabriel Archangel, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tourmaline Surfing Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary website .

Bologna, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glendale, Colorado Boulevard, Mission San Gabriel Archangel, Tourmaline Surfing Park
Highlights from your plan
Forest Lawn Memorial Park ©
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Mission San Gabriel Archangel ©
Mission San Gabriel Archangel
The Parish Church of St. Mark ©
The Parish Church of St. Mark

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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 26th (Mon), enjoy some diversion at A Elvis Chapel and then don't miss a visit to Little Church of the West.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off toZion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Little Church of the West ©
Little Church of the West
A Elvis Chapel ©
A Elvis Chapel

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Tue), hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 14°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

1
night
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.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. You will leave for Capitol Reef National Park on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

few
hours
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park journey builder .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Fruita

Fruita
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fruita online route builder .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Fruita in 3 hours. In August, Fruita is somewhat warmer than Capitol Reef National Park - with highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C. You'll set off for Salt Lake City on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Fruita

Outdoors Parks Wineries

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fruita to Salt Lake City. Traveling from Fruita in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Salt Lake City. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire all the interesting features of White Rim Road, then take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon, and then trek along Pothole Point Trail.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Arches National Park on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
White Rim Road ©
White Rim Road

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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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, and then don't miss a visit to Partition Arch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arches National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 2 hours. September in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toMesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch
Partition Arch ©
Partition Arch

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, make a trip to Park Point, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. You'll set off for Monument Valley on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

1
night
Monument Valley

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 3rd (Tue), explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley day trip planning website .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monument Valley, with lows of 13°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toLake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lake Powell journey site .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Lake Powell takes 7 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Lake Powell. On the 5th (Thu), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails

1
night
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

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night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kingman vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Kingman reach 37°C and lows reach 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Santa Monica.
Highlights from your plan
Roy Purcell's murals ©
Roy Purcell's murals

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Good Shepherd Catholic Church and Greystone Mansion and Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints' Episcopal Church, identify plant and animal life at Santa Monica Mountains, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Kingman to Santa Monica with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kingman in September, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Good Shepherd Catholic Church ©
Good Shepherd Catholic Church

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