15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Train to Manchester, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to York

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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then stop by Las Vegas Downtown.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker.

York, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from York to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from York in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Carlsbad Premium Outlets and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Camarillo Premium Outlets and Hollywood & Highland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Crystal Cove and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica, approximately Santa Monica away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Grove, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carmel vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Carmel at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

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 26th (Wed): hike along Partington Cove, admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and walk around Point Isabel.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.