24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
8
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
13
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Milan

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Milan, Italy to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Milan to Death Valley National Park. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Trails

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), get great views at Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Page travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. In August, Page is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, trek along Wildcat Trail, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Page in August, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then hike along Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Arches National Park takes 4 hours. In August in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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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.
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City journey app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Jefferson County Lake, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, and then get impressive views of Hell's Half Acre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Idaho Falls route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, things will get little chillier in Idaho Falls: highs are around 35°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jefferson County Lake
Highlights from your plan
Hell's Half Acre Lava Field ©
Hell's Half Acre Lava Field
Jefferson County Lake ©
Jefferson County Lake
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park ©
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Artist Point and Yellowstone National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Idaho Falls - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sentinel Dome and Tunnel View. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Bodega Dunes and Bean Hollow State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Marin Headlands. Change things up with a short trip to Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail in Bodega Bay (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to 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 and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Bean Hollow State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Big Sur online vacation planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Andrew Molera State Park ©
Andrew Molera State Park

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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 30th (Fri): make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then stroll through Carpinteria State Beach, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey maker app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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