19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  18 h 30 min
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Needles
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Page
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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Mexican Hat
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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Bluff
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Arches National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
13
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
14
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
15
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
16
Little Lake
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
17
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  7 h
18
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Fremont
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
20
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
21
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
22
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
23
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
24
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Milan

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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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Milan, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Milan to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Needles.

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Needles

Needles
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Take the guesswork out of planning a Needles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to Needles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Needles to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 24°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Needles

Parks Outdoors Golf
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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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Needles to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Needles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Needles - with highs of 23°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

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Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend as well as Antelope Canyon. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at The Chains.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Page holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Monument Valley.

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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
The Chains ©
The Chains
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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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. For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in May, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mexican Hat.

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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. To see more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mexican Hat route planner.

Mexican Hat is very close to Monument Valley. In May, daytime highs in Mexican Hat are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Bluff on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Tours
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Bluff

Bluff
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bluff holiday planner.

Bluff is just a short distance from Mexican Hat. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Tours Parks Nature
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Bluff to Canyonlands National Park takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve
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Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve

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Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature
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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.
Delicate Arch has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

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Parks Nature
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
For photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park trip planning site .

Drive from Arches National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in May; daily highs in Capitol Reef National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 0°C. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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 18th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online tour planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Court of the Patriarchs and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

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Parks Outdoors Trails
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Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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.
To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've now added Zabriskie Point to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Little Lake.

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Parks Nature
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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Little Lake

Little Lake
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Little Lake fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Little Lake takes 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Little Lake, with lows of 19°C. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 20th (Wed).

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Little Lake to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Little Lake in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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.
For where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Fremont.

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Parks Outdoors Nature
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Fremont

Fremont
Fremont is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fremont road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Fremont. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Fremont, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 22nd (Fri).

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Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Alcatraz Island to your itinerary. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Fremont to San Francisco takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mendocino.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround ©

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Mendocino

Mendocino
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendocino sightseeing website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Mendocino, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Wineries
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip website .

You can drive from Mendocino to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Mendocino in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Pinos Lighthouse
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Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by The Last Bookstore.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip builder app .

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Monterey in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

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Shopping

Side Trip

The Last Bookstore
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The Last Bookstore ©
The Last Bookstore

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in May, with lows around 17°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Thu).

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