15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Birmingham
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
Birmingham

2
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online journey planner

Birmingham, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Birmingham to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

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Santa Monica
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
days
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Powell Point. On the 18th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
days
Yosemite National Park

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.
Visiting Nature Center at Happy Isles and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Wawona Meadow, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 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, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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