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:  11​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: London

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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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Balboa Park and Coronado Beach. On the 2nd (Sun), stroll through La Jolla Cove, then admire all the interesting features of Mission Beach Boardwalk, and then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palm Springs Mod Squad. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): gain a rich perspective with Palm Springs Mod Squad.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Palm Springs hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zumanity - Cirque du Soleil as well as Celine Dion at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife
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1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've added Mosaic Canyon, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Golden Canyon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get great views at Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get little chillier in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
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.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Mariposa

Mariposa
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariposa online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Mariposa at 40°C and lows at 18°C. You will leave for Big Sur on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks Outdoors Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): trek along Big Sur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Mariposa to Big Sur takes 4 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Mariposa in June: highs in Big Sur hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Sur ©
Big Sur

1
night
Santa Barbara

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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Tours Parks

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