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
Fly + Drive:  5​h
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  13​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, and finally enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas. Here are some ideas for day two: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 46°C and 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Titanic ©
Titanic

2
days
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skyline Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Moab Rock Shop, stroll through Moab Brand Trails, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Tom Till Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Arches National Park. In July, Arches National Park is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Moab
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch
Tom Till Gallery ©
Tom Till Gallery
Moab Rock Shop
Moab Rock Shop

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get great views at Yaki Point and then stroll through North Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Arches National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
day
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 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Harmony Borax Works
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at San Gregorio State Beach and Limantour Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sacramento (Old Sacramento & California State Railroad Museum), Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center (in Santa Rosa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sacramento, Limantour Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
California State Railroad Museum ©

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