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
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Malibu
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 25th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning app .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur online vacation planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nicholas Canyon Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu Lagoon State Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Malibu trip planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Malibu are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach ©

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