16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

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

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker tool

Birmingham, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: trek along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour planning site

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Yaki Point. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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