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
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station). Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by The Original Farmers Market, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
On the 18th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to The Strip. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 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 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Hopi House, then admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Phoenix.

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
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the galleries of Desert Botanical Garden and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Cerreta Candy Co., see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Phoenix reach 47°C and lows reach 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Cerreta Candy Co.
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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