16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  45​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: London

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. You'll get in some beach time at Ocean Grove Beach and Jones Beach State Park. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Belmar Beach in Belmar, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip tool .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Belmar Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Jones Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Market ©
Eastern Market

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

2
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.
Yosemite Museum Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Bridgeport and see Bodie State Historic Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

2
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 19th (Mon): stop by Amoeba Music, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally don't miss a visit to Third Street Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Getty Center, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

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 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at The Park and then take a stroll through The Strip.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. In August, Las Vegas is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Park ©
The Park

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