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:  3​h 30​min
2
Mariposa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Solvang
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  17​h
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Point Reyes Seashore National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and Marin Headlands. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Tomales Bay State Park in Inverness--about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Headlands, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

2
nights
Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Columbia State Historic Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Mariposa Museum and History Center, learn about winemaking at Butterfly Creek Winery, and then take a peaceful walk through Nelder Grove.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mariposa takes 3 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Mariposa, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelder Grove, Columbia State Historic Park, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Parker Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Columbia State Historic Park ©
Columbia State Historic Park
Nelder Grove ©
Nelder Grove
Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards ©

1
night
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.
To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park in 2 hours. In August, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler than Mariposa - with highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Get outdoors at Point Lobos State Reserve and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Santa Cruz to Boulder Creek to see Big Basin Redwoods State Park about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz day trip planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

few
hours
Solvang

Solvang
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Solvang day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Solvang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Solvang, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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.
To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Solvang to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Solvang in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Powell Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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