18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Malibu
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 1st (Sun), try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip site.

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, then see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malibu

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then kick back and relax at Surfrider Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nicholas Canyon Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Malibu online travel route builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Malibu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Malibu to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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 10th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Santa Barbara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Malibu in September, Santa Barbara is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Santa Barbara in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Redwood National Park

— 1 day
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.