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
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Get in touch with nature at Green Valley Range and Fire Wave. Step off the beaten path and head to Red Apple Fireworks and Las Vegas Shooting Center. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway in Mount Charleston, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at AxeHole Vegas, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and walk around Springs Preserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Fire Wave, Red Apple Fireworks, Green Valley Range
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas Shooting Center ©
Las Vegas Shooting Center
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): hike along Split Rock, then steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch, and then explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary website .

Drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Joshua Tree National Park are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pacific Marine Mammal Center and Main Beach. The Wende Museum of the Cold War and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Room Escape Games, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and stop by Grand Central Market.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, The Americana at Brand, Room Escape Games, Mulholland Drive, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Highlights from your plan
GRAMMY Museum ©
GRAMMY Museum
Main Beach ©
Main Beach
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then stop by AiX, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey online journey planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, AiX, Carmel Art Association
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hike along Wawona Meadow, explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get great views at Valley View, and finally view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Lembert Dome, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and then admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wawona driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Wawona takes 4 hours. Traveling from Monterey in August, you will find days in Wawona are warmer (42°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Point and Haight-Ashbury. Explore hidden gems such as Grace Cathedral and Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Ice Cream, gain insight at The Marine Mammal Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of the Bay, and hike along Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel route planner .

Drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Wawona in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

The Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center
Fort Point ©
Fort Point
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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