17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

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Cardiff, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
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, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, hike along Rim Trail, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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