15 days in California, Nevada & Utah Itinerary

15 days in California, Nevada & Utah Itinerary

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15 days in California, Nevada & Utah Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Book Passage, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Wildlife Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On the next day, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery and then explore by horseback at American Fork Canyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in April, with highs in Salt Lake City at 20°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Park City, American Fork Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Art at the Main Gallery ©
Art at the Main Gallery
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter ©
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

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