27 days in Utah, California & Arizona Itinerary

27 days in Utah, California & Arizona Itinerary

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27 days in Utah, California & Arizona Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  26​h
End: Milan

2
nights
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.
For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip maker tool .

Milan, Italy to Zion National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Zion National Park is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Milan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 14°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

2
nights
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 7th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunnylands.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park route planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Zion National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

3
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.
Visiting North Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Carmel takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Carmel, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannery Row, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

4
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 Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport to see Bodie State Historic Park about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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 in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge. Get some cultural insight at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Change things up with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and then stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and then stroll through Queen's Garden Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and car from San Francisco to Bryce Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Bryce Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

2
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.
On the 25th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planner.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 27th (Tue), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Moab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Moab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

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