17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Mariposa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

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 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Mariposa Museum and History Center, stop by Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Arts, then do a tasting at Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards, and finally explore the activities along Merced River.

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Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Mariposa takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, Mariposa is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mariposa

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Merced River
Highlights from your plan
Merced River ©
Merced River
Mariposa Museum and History Center ©
Mariposa Museum and History Center
Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Arts ©
Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Arts

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Book Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Mariposa to San Francisco in 3 hours. While traveling from Mariposa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at 927 Beer Company.

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Getting from San Francisco to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

927 Beer Company, Ragged Point
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
927 Beer Company ©
927 Beer Company

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Flagstaff.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 20th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Historic Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, then take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Flagstaff in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Flagstaff, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Flagstaff to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). See even more of Las Vegas: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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