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 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through China Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip tool .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Ashford Mill Ruins ©
Ashford Mill Ruins

3
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 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, wander the streets of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Bronson Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, browse the different shops at The Grove, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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