15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Chaucer's Bookstore, then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then get lost in a book at Camarillo Public Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara day trip website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Camarillo Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 5th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Rim Dr and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

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