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 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

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London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Monterey day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then stop by The Shell Shop, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Morro Bay National Estuary.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Morro Bay vacation builder website .

You can drive from Monterey to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
Santa Barbara

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Camarillo Public Library in Camarillo (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take a stroll through State Street Underpass, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Camarillo Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

2
nights
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs trip itinerary builder website .

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. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (49°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). You will leave for Las Vegas on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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