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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Baker Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Point Lobos and 17-Mile Drive. Appreciate the collections at Canepa Motorsports Museum and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterey: Salinas (National Steinbeck Center & The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, browse the fresh offerings at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, and look for gifts at AiX.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Salinas, AiX, Canepa Motorsports Museum
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of State Street Underpass, make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and finally grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in May, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©

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 19th (Sun): make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains.

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Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs travel route planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Palm Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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