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
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

4
days
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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Wawona Meadow, trek along Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
day
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California. To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Malibu trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Malibu by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, tram, and bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for warmer nights in Malibu, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Surfrider Beach ©
Surfrider Beach

4
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Malibu in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and finally enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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