15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

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Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Breakwater for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Step out of Monterey with an excursion to Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Wawona

Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 23rd (Fri), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, then don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wawona road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Wawona takes 4 hours. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Wawona: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Wawona to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Wawona in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks

2
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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 27th (Tue): get great views at Lipan Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Rim Trail and then get great views at Yaki Point.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to Newport Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission San Juan Capistrano and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.