17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Cambria
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Deer Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
London

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip generator.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks
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Sunset Cliffs ©
Sunset Cliffs

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara custom trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Barbara, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Bishop Peak and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Morro Rock
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Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Bishop Peak ©
Bishop Peak

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Friends of Hearst Castle and then trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cambria trip planner.

Drive from San Luis Obispo to Cambria in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cambria, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Friends of Hearst Castle
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Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Friends of Hearst Castle ©
Friends of Hearst Castle

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 27th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur trip generator.

You can drive from Cambria to Big Sur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cambria in August, you will find days in Big Sur are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Coast Gallery Big Sur
Coast Gallery Big Sur

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder.

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Deer Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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Deer Park

Deer Park ©
Deer Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui, and then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Deer Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Deer Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Deer Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Deer Park

Wineries

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
V. Sattui ©
V. Sattui

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally hike along Wawona Meadow.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Drive from Deer Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Deer Park in September, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 20°C at night. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, stroll through Rim Trail, and get great views at Grandview Point.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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