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:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning app .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
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 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally hike along Partington Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Pacific Valley Bluff Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Big Sur road trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll get in some beach time at Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Visiting Santa Monica Mountains and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Seal Beach in Seal Beach, about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Staples Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Santa Monica Mountains, Seal Beach, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks, then stroll through Wall Street Mill, and then trek along Split Rock.

Plan my day in Joshua Tree National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Wall Street Mill ©
Wall Street Mill

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Lipan Point. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

Plan my trip to Grand Canyon National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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