14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Stevenson House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online tour builder .

London, UK to Monterey is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Monterey due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Big Sur online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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 (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Yerba Buena Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally go for a walk through sausalito Home Boats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

sausalito Home Boats
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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.
On the 12th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, trek along Wawona Meadow, then admire the sheer force of Ribbon Fall, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Aquarium of the Pacific
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
Room Escape Games
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at 26-Mile Bike Path.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip maker app .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Geologist's Cabin, get great views at Aguereberry Point, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park travel route builder site .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): have fun at Gun Garage, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online travel route planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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night
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 19th (Thu): get great views at Mather Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning app .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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