22 days in Memphis, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

22 days in Memphis, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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22 days in Memphis, Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
Fort Bragg
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
San Simeon
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
Manchester

1
day
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks and then try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

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Manchester, UK to Memphis is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. In July, Memphis is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Memphis

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Historic Sites

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Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and finally enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

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You can fly from Memphis to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Memphis in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Tours, #Neighborhoods

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Helicopter Tours
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Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

3
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. Take a break from the city and head to Badwater and Artists Dr. Go for a jaunt from Death Valley National Park to Death Valley Junction to see Harmony Borax Works about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in July since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Harmony Borax Works
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater ©
Badwater
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Take a break from the city and head to Tioga Pass and Panorama Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: hike along Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 32°C and lows at 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

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Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
days
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Get outdoors at Glass Beach and Black Sands Beach. Visit Russian Gulch State Park and Noyo Headlands Park for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, hike along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Fort Bragg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Fort Bragg reach 39°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Mendocino, Black Sands Beach
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Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

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You can drive from Fort Bragg to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Fort Bragg in July, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Big Sur
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
days
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Get outdoors at Moonstone Beach and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elephant Seal Rookery and Piedras Blancas Light Station. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Carmel in July, you will find days in San Simeon are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Cambria
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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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