18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. April in Monterey sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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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 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Nitt Witt Ridge, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Cambria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Cambria: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cambria to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cambria in April: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bergamot Station, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego vacation planning website.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Palm Springs

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around Michael S Wolfson Park, then see Off-Road Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Palm Springs.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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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 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Springs in April, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 15°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, cruise along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. On the next day, stroll through Gower Gulch Loop and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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