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:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
8
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Paris

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip tool .

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to San Francisco. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then make a trip to The Strip.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
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 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
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 24th (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 38°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Horseback Riding Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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 25th (Sat), trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lake Powell trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in July; daily highs in Lake Powell reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Outdoors Trails Parks
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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.
On the 26th (Sun), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then get great views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lake Powell in July: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park journey planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 40°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mammoth Brewing Company, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Mammoth Lakes is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Mammoth Lakes reach 33°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wawona.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wawona trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Wawona takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, things will get a bit warmer in Wawona: highs are around 43°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Wawona in July, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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