18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Jose
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Big Water
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle travel route planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Redwood National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, then steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, and then admire all the interesting features of SAP Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Jose online journey planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In April in San Jose, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
SAP Center ©
SAP Center

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and car from San Jose to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Jose in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (17°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Big Sur, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.
Highlights from your plan
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

few
hours
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.
Highlights from your plan
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, then delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally make a trip to VillageFest.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

1
night
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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In April, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Palm Springs - with highs of 19°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

few
hours
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

few
hours
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Big Water travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Big Water in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Big Water when traveling from Monument Valley in April, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Water

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Water to Las Vegas. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Water in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

few
hours
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online travel route planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You will leave for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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