18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
London

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day
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 7th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
The Grove ©
The Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: China Beach and Point Isabel. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's still lots to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online journey planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

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Point Isabel
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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day
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Oxbow Public Market, get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Oakville Grocery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui.

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Drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

V. Sattui, Oakville Grocery
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Balloon Rides
V. Sattui ©
V. Sattui
Oxbow Public Market
Oxbow Public Market

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and El Capitan. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall and examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Napa to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Napa in September, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California. On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at The Getty Villa.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malibu trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Malibu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 much hotter nights in Malibu, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

3
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool will get you outdoors. There's more to do: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route website .

You can drive from Malibu to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Malibu in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hollywood & Highlandfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Montana Avenue and Griffith Observatory. See some other sides of Los Angeles: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, shop like a local with Guitar Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour site .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

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