18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
London

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at China Beach and Point Isabel. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planning app .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in San Francisco at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Isabel, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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.
Get outdoors at Tioga Pass and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) 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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
day
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu trip itinerary 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, Malibu is much warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Malibu to San Diego takes 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 somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in San Diego. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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