24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Escalante
— 1 night
car:  13​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Avila Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to Los Angeles. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then go deep underground at Eureka Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, get great views at Dante's View, and then hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

Make your Grand Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 14th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lake Powell vacation maker .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Lake Powell hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Escalante.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails

1
night
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Escalante Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Peekaboo Gulch, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Devils Garden. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway and then take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Escalante travel planner .

Drive from Lake Powell to Escalante in 5 hours. When traveling from Lake Powell in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Escalante, with highs around 29°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Highway 12 Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Devils Garden ©
Devils Garden
Escalante Heritage Center ©
Escalante Heritage Center

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Escalante to Yosemite National Park by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Escalante to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. 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 Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally take in the views from Big Creek Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur trip maker site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Avila Beach.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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nights
Avila Beach

Avila Beach ©
Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Change things up with these side-trips from Avila Beach: Morro Rock (in Morro Bay), Moonstone Beach (in Cambria) and San Simeon (Elephant Seal Rookery & Hearst Castle). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Avila Main Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate the long history of Point San Luis Lighthouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Avila Beach travel route planning website .

You can drive from Big Sur to Avila Beach in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in August, you will find days in Avila Beach are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Montana de Oro State Park, Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Speed Boats Tours

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night
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.
To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip website .

Traveling by car from Avila Beach to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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