17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
car:  8 h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h
End: London

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Martin Auto Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phoenix journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Martin Auto Museum ©
Martin Auto Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then hike along Rim Trail, and then stop by Tusayan General Store.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tusayan General Store
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 17.5 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Haas - Lilienthal House.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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