17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Mesa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Mesa

Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan a Mesa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

London, UK to Mesa is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mesa is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in February, you will find days in Mesa are warmer (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Chandler, Scottsdale, Shamrock Farms
Highlights from your plan
Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

5
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

Drive from Mesa to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In February, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Mesa - with highs of 11°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 28th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then trek along Cactus to Clouds, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs day trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 29°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Cactus to Clouds ©
Cactus to Clouds

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in February, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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