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 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Beverly Hills
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then examine the collection at Pioneer Telephone Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix day trip planning app .

London, UK to Phoenix is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Grandview Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 22°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zion 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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, shop like a local with The Strip, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

3
nights
Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica Mountains and Mulholland Drive. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Beverly Hills side-trips: Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria) and Norton Simon Museum (in Pasadena). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll around Beverly Gardens Park, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park.

Make your Beverly Hills itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Las Vegas to Beverly Hills by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days in Beverly Hills, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Carpinteria State Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

2
nights
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, and then walk around Margo Dodd Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Miguel Arcangel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and then enjoy the sea views from Point San Luis Lighthouse.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pismo Beach trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Beverly Hills to Pismo Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Beverly Hills in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pismo Beach, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Avila Beach, La Purisima State Historical Park, Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Mission San Miguel Arcangel ©
Mission San Miguel Arcangel
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lands End will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Pismo Beach to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Pismo Beach in October, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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