12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Carmel
— 1 night
3
Big Sur
— 2 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. Escape the urban bustle at Lands End and Marin Headlands. Change things up with a short trip to Mumm Napa in Rutherford (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey maker site.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

1
night
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 6th (Wed): look for gifts at AiX, thendon't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, thenmake a trip to Lovers Point, and finally take a stroll through Ocean Avenue.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. May in Carmel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Shopping Beaches Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to Big Sur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then stroll through Newport Beach. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, kick back and relax at Seal Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Seal Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Dog Beach
Highlights from your plan
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, stop by The LINQ Promenade, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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