22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
London

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ghirardelli Square. Change things up with a short trip to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Capitan and May Lake Trailhead. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yosemite Museum Gallery and El Portal Market. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan
Tuolumne Meadows
Lembert Dome

2
days
Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 11th (Sat), hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary 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. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 46°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Death Valley Junction
Highlights from your plan
Furnace Creek Golf Course
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Escape the urban bustle at North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

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.
Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at The Grove and Camarillo Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Getty Center The Publications

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