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:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: London

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 7th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then kick back and relax at China Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 10th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica online vacation planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Skidoo Mill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online visit planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation site .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of First Christian Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix online trip builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
First Christian Church ©
First Christian Church

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 18th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park planner .

Getting from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Lake Powell hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and then stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley day trip site .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 7 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in September, things will get slightly colder in Monument Valley: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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