18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Monte-Carlo
Fly:  18 h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Monte-Carlo

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Fisherman's Wharf and The Embarcadero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Union Square, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planner.

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to San Francisco is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Monte-Carlo to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online vacation planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Carmel
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and catch a live event at Dodger Stadium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and then steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder app.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Historic Sites
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley holiday builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 4 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lake Powell tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in July; daily highs in Lake Powell reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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 30th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park vacation builder site.

Getting from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. When traveling from Lake Powell in July, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation builder website.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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