17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Dutton Goldfield Winery (in Sebastopol). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Nob Hill, trek along Lands End, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route site.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
On the 12th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then stroll through Four Mile Trail, and finally trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Venice Canals Walkway and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Manhattan Beach and LA Farmers' Market. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Zuma Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect much hotter evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Fort Mohave to see Willow Beach about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by Planet 13 Las Vegas, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.