17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h 15​min
London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Lookout Studio, then make a trip to Powell Point, then get great views at Mohave Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and May Lake Trailhead. Explore hidden gems such as Tioga Pass and El Capitan. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

3
days
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Step out of the city life by going to Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, and admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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