14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
6
New York City
— 4 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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nights
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. On the 18th (Tue), admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and finally kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Asilomar State Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel road trip app.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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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 20th (Thu): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Explore hidden gems such as Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Capitol Hill. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, stroll through National Mall, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Popular historic sites such as The Met Cloisters and 9/11 Memorial are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, admire the landmark architecture of The Oculus, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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