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:  16​h
1
Huntington Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Santa Monica
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. You'll explore and learn at Lyon Air Museum and Huntington Beach Art Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Victoria Beach and Huntington Dog Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntington Beach: Temecula (Peltzer Winery, Wiens Family Cellars - Winery, & more) and Saddleback Church (in Lake Forest). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Huntington Beach Pier, explore the landscape on two wheels at Orange County Coast, identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Huntington Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Huntington Beach is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from London to Huntington Beach, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Huntington Beach hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Temecula, Laguna Beach, Saddleback Church, Lyon Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Vindemia Estate Winery ©
Vindemia Estate Winery
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner .

You can drive from Huntington Beach to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

5
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Avenue. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Butterfly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach), Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, stroll around Palisades Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica online tour itinerary builder .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Santa Monica hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Redondo Beach, Butterfly Beach, Serra Cross Park, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Counts Kustoms. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Strip.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. When traveling from Santa Monica in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Space for Photography, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at Mission San Gabriel Archangel, and finally wander the streets of Old Pasadena.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Old Pasadena, Mission San Gabriel Archangel
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Gabriel Archangel ©
Mission San Gabriel Archangel
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Autry Museum of the American West ©
Autry Museum of the American West

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