18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
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New York City
— 1 night
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally visit Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a stroll through North Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder website.

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Milan to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

A Land of Giants

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.
On the 9th (Mon), cruise along Generals Hwy, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get great views at Dante's View, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artist's Drive, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. October in Death Valley National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Thu), shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 13th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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 15th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monument Valley, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Page.
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Page — 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Page day trip site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): shop like a local with Ruby's Inn, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point, and finally hike along Queen's Garden Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Traveling from Page in October, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be colder, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas

Sin City

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (18°C). You will leave for New York City on the 20th (Fri).
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New York City — 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then get great views at Top of the Rock.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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