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 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through China Beach, kick back and relax at Point Isabel, shop like a local with Union Square, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Lembert Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can 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. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car 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 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Malibu takes 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, expect much warmer with lows of 19°C in Malibu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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 18th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip 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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Malibu in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

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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