18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Paris

3
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 29th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then stop by Amoeba Music, and finally browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Disney Gallery
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Cape Royal, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Museums
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©

2
nights
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Hite Marina, and then take in the waterfront activity at Bullfrog Marina.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lake Powell online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Lake Powell takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Lake Powell reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hite Marina, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bullfrog Marina
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Bullfrog Marina ©
Bullfrog Marina

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. While traveling from Lake Powell, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Trails
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2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, 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 Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Death Valley National Park to be much hotter, temps between 43°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Mariposa Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Wawona trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Wawona by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wawona, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, Twin Peaks, Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get great views at Twin Peaks, pause for some photo ops at The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and finally gain a rich perspective with Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): squeeze the most out of the city with Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Dominic Church, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip website .

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in August, plan for colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Mill Valley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Beaches
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

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