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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London

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 Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twin Peaks and Walt Disney Family Museum. And it doesn't end there: trek along Lands End, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

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. Traveling from London in September, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect warmer evenings in Monterey when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Breakwater ©
Breakwater

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then see the interesting displays at Skirball Cultural Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Counts Kustoms. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The LINQ Promenade. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get advice or help at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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