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:  14​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Clemente
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Long Beach
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

6
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Point Loma and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Shop till you drop at Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday planner.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Diego is minus 8 hours. In August, San Diego is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Clemente.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Island
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

4
nights
San Clemente

San Clemente ©
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Get in touch with nature at Crystal Cove and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Oceanside Pier and Wilson Creek Winery. Explore San Clemente's surroundings by going to Temecula (Old Town Temecula, Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, kick back and relax at San Clemente North Beach, and take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Clemente itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to San Clemente in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Clemente can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in San Clemente

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Temecula, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside Pier, Crystal Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

1
night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 4th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Huntington Dog Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Huntington Beach travel planner.

Getting from San Clemente to Huntington Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Clemente in September, with highs in Huntington Beach at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Long Beach.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach

1
day
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): browse the different shops at Shoreline Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Long Beach trip builder.

Long Beach is just a stone's throw from Huntington Beach. September in Long Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Long Beach

Shopping
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Shoreline Village ©
Shoreline Village

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.
Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (in Simi Valley) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: listen to music at Third Street Promenade, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, browse the different shops at The Grove, and identify plant and animal life at Santa Monica Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Long Beach. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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