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
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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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 23rd (Sun), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Embarcadero ©
Embarcadero

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), shop like a local with The Strip and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour planner .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are much hotter, around 46°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
On the 27th (Thu), stroll through South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. On your second day here, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planning site .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Matador State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach, and then make a trip to Malibu Pier.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malibu travel route builder app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Malibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Malibu are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 6th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Malibu in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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