22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
North Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
London

4
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Strand Bookstore and Chelsea Market. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip generator.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mexico.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
day
Mexico

Mexico ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): experience rural life at Behling Orchards, contemplate the waterfront views at Salmon River, and then admire the sheer force of Salmon River Falls.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mexico travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New York City to Mexico. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Mexico to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Mexico

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salmon River Falls, Salmon River
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Salmon River Falls ©
Salmon River Falls
Behling Orchards
Behling Orchards

1
day
Houston

Houston
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico to Houston. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico to Houston due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico in August, with highs in Houston at 43°C and lows at 29°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.
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Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Square. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, look for gifts at Green Apple Books, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Houston to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Houston, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
day
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then step into the grandiose world of Friends of Hearst Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Friends of Hearst Castle ©
Friends of Hearst Castle
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

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.
Head to The Grove and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Amoeba Music and hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to North Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

few
hours
North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, located in the Las Vegas Valley. To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the North Las Vegas tour planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Los Angeles to North Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in North Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 31°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in North Las Vegas

Outdoors Golf Tours

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Lookout Studio. Step out of the city life by going to North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 15th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from North Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from North Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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