21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Rock Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
San Simeon
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Bus + Fly:  21​h
End: Milan

1
night
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 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip website .

Milan, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
day
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.
On the 6th (Tue), trek along Split Rock and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Joshua Tree National Park is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and get great views at Powell Point.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Page

Page ©
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.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Page itinerary builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

1
day
Rock Springs

Rock Springs ©
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum - Western Wyoming Community College and then see the interesting displays at City of Rock Springs Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rock Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Page to Rock Springs in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Page in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rock Springs: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Museums
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Faithful and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls and hike along Artists’ Paintpots.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online vacation builder .

You can drive from Rock Springs to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Rock Springs in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
nights
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.
Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Lembert Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Tomales Bay State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Marin Headlands and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail in Bodega Bay (about 1h 25 min away). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tomales Bay State Park, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Marin Headlands, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©

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night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 22nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Buchon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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