13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Olympic Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: London

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

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

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In April, Redwood National Park is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
day
Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, then let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park, and then grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Olympic Valley online route builder .

Getting from Redwood National Park to Olympic Valley by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, expect little chillier with lows of -4°C in Olympic Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, then stroll through Kiva Beach, then kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and finally stroll through Pope Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. In April in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

1
night
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 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Del Rey Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then stroll through Santa Monica State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, hike along Gower Gulch Loop, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park vacation planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and finally try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally hike along Tonto Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trek along Rim Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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