23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Twin Peaks has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and finally shop like a local with Union Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tioga Pass.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes online tour builder .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mammoth Lakes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've now added Badwater Basin to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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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.
To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks
Highlights from your plan
High Roller ©
High Roller

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zion's Main Canyon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Navajo/Queens Garden Loop as well as Inspiration Point. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get great views at Paria View, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In July, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 10°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Paria View ©
Paria View

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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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City road trip planning tool .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Antelope Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Teton. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 4th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park and then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Moab driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Moab: highs are around 39°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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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 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley itinerary builder .

Drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bend
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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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 6th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Page reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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 see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Page in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. August in Flagstaff sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

You can fly from Flagstaff to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara journey builder website .

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Barbara: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.
Highlights from your plan
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, then look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and finally don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Black Hill Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, then examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Morro Strand State Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the waterfront views at Morro Bay National Estuary, and finally look for gifts at The Shell Shop.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Morro Bay holiday planner.

Drive from Monterey to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Monterey in August, you will find days in Morro Bay are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Bay National Estuary ©
Morro Bay National Estuary
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz online tour builder .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Cruz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Morro Bay in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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