18 days in Western US Itinerary

18 days in Western US Itinerary

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18 days in Western US Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Page
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
London

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Head and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Poplar Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in San Francisco at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Poplar Beach, Bodega Head, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head
Castello di Amorosa
Twin Peaks

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

2
days
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.
On the 10th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Page itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Page hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Big Water, Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access)
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lone Rock Beach
Coyote Buttes

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get great views at Lookout Studio, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Page in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail
Powell Point

3
days
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Page Springs Cellars. Popular historic sites such as Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Jerome State Historic Park are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Coconino National Forest (in Flagstaff), Montezuma Well (in Rimrock) and Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town (in Jerome). There's more to do: hike along Fay Canyon Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sedona travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Sedona to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerome, Flagstaff, Rimrock, Page Springs Cellars
Highlights from your plan
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Montezuma Well

2
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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