17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
6
Santa Monica
— 1 night
7
Cambria
— 1 night
8
Big Sur
— 1 night
9
Monterey
— 1 night
10
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll around Mariposa Grove, trek along Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Yosemite National Park is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then trek along Earthquake Fault.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mammoth Lakes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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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 31st (Fri): explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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 1st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View

2
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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary 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 fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, with highs in Los Angeles at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary builder website.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Monica, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary, take in the exciting artwork at Amphora Gallery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cambria day trip website.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Santa Monica in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cambria, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Friends of the Elephant Seal, Morro Bay National Estuary
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Morro Bay National Estuary ©
Morro Bay National Estuary

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 6th (Thu), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur online trip builder.

Drive from Cambria to Big Sur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Cambria, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, thenhike along Scenic Road Walkway, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and finally kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Monterey are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

1
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Seabright State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, thenexplore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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