18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Boulder City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Beatty
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Monterey
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

few
hours
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the views from Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, and then pause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder City trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Boulder City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Grandview Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Boulder City in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then get great views at Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Beatty.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

few
hours
Beatty

Beatty ©
Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Rhyolite.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beatty online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Beatty by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wawona.
Highlights from your plan
Rhyolite ©
Rhyolite

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 5th (Sun), hike along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wawona itinerary app .

You can drive from Beatty to Wawona in 6.5 hours. In September in Wawona, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Wawona, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monterey journey planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur visit planning app .

Traveling by bus from Monterey to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Big Sur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Big Creek Bridge ©
Big Creek Bridge

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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 10th (Fri), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey planning tool .

Getting from Big Sur to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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