12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + subway:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Wed), play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In April, San Francisco is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carmel trip maker tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Death Valley National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in April, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battlefield Vegas and The Neon Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and browse the exhibits of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

2
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.
The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Crystal Cove, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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