12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heisler Park and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Cardiff in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at The Neon Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, then have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Dig This ©
Dig This

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Gull Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip maker website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Gull Lake ©
Gull Lake

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

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Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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.
For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe day trip website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 7 hours. April in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco Bay and Cable Car Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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