22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
bus:  6​h 30​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

3
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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Strip and The National Atomic Testing Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip website .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 30°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online route planner .

Take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Monument Valley takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 36°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trek along Rim Trail, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Lookout Studio and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

few
hours
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 49°C and lows at 29°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and Hollywood & Highland. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station). There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, look for gifts at Kitson, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 34°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Shopping, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

3
days
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Take a break from the city and head to Carpinteria State Beach and Butterfly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Mission Santa Barbara and Sunstone Vineyards & Winery. Take a break from Santa Barbara with a short trip to Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo Beach, about 1h 55 min away. Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, learn about winemaking at Grassini Family Vineyards, and take a stroll through State Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Tours, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Carpinteria State Beach, Monarch Butterfly Grove, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

2
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. For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trip

Carmel
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

1
day
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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Get outdoors at China Beach and Baker Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take a stroll through Union Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a 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 slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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