21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Amorosa and Fisherman's Wharf. Visit China Beach and Rodeo Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: V. Sattui (in St. Helena) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, take a stroll through Union Square, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in San Francisco at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rodeo Beach, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and El Capitan. Step out of the city life by going to Sentinel Dome and Nevada Falls Loop. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan

2
days
Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the activities along Badwater, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Sightseeing

Side Trip

Harmony Borax Works
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View
Artists Palette

1
day
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Joshua Tree National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 45°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ryan Mountain

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Grovefor some retail therapy. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, listen to music at Third Street Promenade, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier

2
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.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Carlsbad State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores Park
Carlsbad State Beach

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