18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Baker Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf

5
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some cultural insight at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take an in-depth tour of La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Visit La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park for some beach relaxation. Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum

3
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
The Mob Museum

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