40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  16​h 45​min
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Big Bear Region
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Borrego Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Big Sur
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
South Lake Tahoe
— Few hours
taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
End: London

2
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Psychic Readings by Nirup, then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip planner .

London, UK to Sedona is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Sedona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for much hotter days in Sedona, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sedona to Los Angeles by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Bear Region.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally stop by Magicopolis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica visit planner .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bear Region.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

5
days
Big Bear Region

Big Bear Region
Before you visit Big Bear Region, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Big Bear Region takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, plan for colder nights in Big Bear Region, with lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Borrego Springs on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Big Bear Region

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

1
day
Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs ©
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Galleta Meadows and then explore the fascinating landscape at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Borrego Springs online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Big Bear Region to Borrego Springs takes 3.5 hours. In June, Borrego Springs is much hotter than Big Bear Region - with highs of 47°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

#Parks, #Scenic Drive, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Galleta Meadows ©
Galleta Meadows

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 24th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

Discover how to plan a San Diego trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Borrego Springs to San Diego takes 2 hours. Traveling from Borrego Springs in June, you will find days in San Diego are colder (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for little chillier nights in San Francisco, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
days
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Explore Big Sur's surroundings by going to San Simeon (Hearst Castle & Elephant Seal Rookery), Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Pinos Lighthouse, & more) and Pebble Beach Golf Links (in Pebble Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, browse the collection at Henry Miller Memorial Library, and take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Big Sur day trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, San Simeon, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

2
days
Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Lassen Peak and then take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lassen Volcanic National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak

few
hours
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Find out how to plan South Lake Tahoe trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 4.5 hours. In July in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and trek along Wawona Meadow.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
days
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lone Pine (Alabama Hills & Museum of Western Film History). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Lone Pine
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills

2
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 15th (Sun), get great views at Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then explore the activities along Badwater.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Death Valley National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
On the 17th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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