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
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

3
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.
Attractions like North Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, get great views at Tunnel View, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
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 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park holiday maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get your game on at The Roller Coaster, get outside with Moorea Beach Club, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, get interesting insight from Tours, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Grand Canyon South Rim. The adventure continues: hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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