17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

Cardiff, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cardiff to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Childrens Museums

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 9th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.