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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Manchester

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation maker app .

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas. In September, Las Vegas is much warmer than Manchester - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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, get great views at Powell Point, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

2
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Nevada Falls Loop and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes planning app .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wawona.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 15th (Tue), trek along Mariposa Grove, then trek along Wawona Meadow, and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wawona trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Wawona takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, expect nights in Wawona to be much hotter, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Wawona

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wawona to San Diego. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wawona in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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 18th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then hike along Redwood National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Angeles to Redwood National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally explore and take pictures at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in September, with highs in Seattle at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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