21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Las Vegas
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Sedona
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Page
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
— 1 night
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Moab
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Mariposa
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio and then look for gifts at Barneys New York.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planning app.

Milan, Italy to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Milan to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sedona holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Sedona reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sedona.
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Sedona

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary website.

You'll set off for Page on the 11th (Thu).
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Page — 1 night

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend and then explore the activities along Lake Powell. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip site.

Getting from Sedona to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Page sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planner.

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Page in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley road trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Balcony House and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, plan for little chillier nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 16th (Tue), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Moab travel route website.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August: high temperatures in Moab hover around 39°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Moab using our trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 18th (Thu): get great views at Inspiration Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park online travel route planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Zion National Park at 38°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in August since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes — 1 night

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes road trip app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mariposa.
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Mariposa — 1 night

Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariposa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Mariposa takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Mariposa: highs are around 41°C and lows about 20°C. You'll set off for Carmel on the 23rd (Tue).
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Carmel — 2 nights

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. Change things up with a short trip to McWay Falls in Big Sur (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, learn about winemaking at Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carmel vacation planner.

Drive from Mariposa to Carmel in 3 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Mariposa in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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