15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Glenbrook
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur sightseeing planner .

Birmingham, UK to Big Sur is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then hike along Wawona Meadow, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Glenbrook.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Glenbrook

Glenbrook
Glenbrook is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): try your luck at Crystal Bay Casino and then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glenbrook online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Glenbrook by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Glenbrook: highs are around 37°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Glenbrook

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Bay Club Casino, Sand Harbor

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Glenbrook to Sacramento in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Glenbrook in August, Sacramento is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): have fun at RocketBoat, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
RocketBoat ©
RocketBoat

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

Before you visit Death Valley National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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