16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Channel Islands National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
Manchester

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site .

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown

1
day
Joshua Tree National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): cruise along Geology Tour Road and then hike along Ryan Mountain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (49°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain

2
days
Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park ©
The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
On the 7th (Tue), head off the coast to Santa Rosa Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at The Sea Caves.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Channel Islands National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joshua Tree National Park to Channel Islands National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Santa Rosa Island ©
Santa Rosa Island

2
days
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Partington Cove, then learn about winemaking at Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery, and then tee off at Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Old Coast Road and then tee off at Poppy Hills Golf Course.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Big Sur with the Route module. In August in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Holman Ranch, Poppy Hills Golf Course, Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course
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Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Poppy Hills Golf Course ©
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course ©
Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course

4
days
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
We've included these beaches for you: Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Capitola City Beach. Get outdoors at Marina State Beach and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park (in Gilroy) and Pacific Grove (Lovers Point & Monarch Grove Sanctuary).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz journey builder website .

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, Capitola City Beach, Marina State Beach
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point

2
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tee off at Furnace Creek Golf Course and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and train from Santa Cruz to Death Valley National Park in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in August, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 46°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Golf

Side Trip

Death Valley Junction
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Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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