19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

2
days
Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park itinerary maker.

London, UK to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are much hotter, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Death Valley Junction
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Harmony Borax Works

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Petco Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, head off the coast to Coronado Island, kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to San Diego in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Coronado Island
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Petco Park

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crystal Cove and Mission San Juan Capistrano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Dana Point Harbor (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Monica Beach, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Dana Point Harbor, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica Beach
Heisler Park

2
days
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara custom trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in Santa Barbara at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, San Buenaventura Mission, Lotusland
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lotusland
Cold Spring Tavern

2
days
Big Sur

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 29th (Sun), tee off at Spyglass Hill Golf Course and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Big Sur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sur, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Andrew Molera State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park
Spyglass Hill Golf Course

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then hike along May Lake Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Merced Grove.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Big Sur in April, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lembert Dome
May Lake Trailhead
Merced Grove

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 Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower, get great views at Twin Peaks, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Castello di Amorosa
San Francisco Bay

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