18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
8
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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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 see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey planner.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Point Loma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planning tool.

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 June, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Theresa Church, then explore the stunning scenery at Palm Canyon, then explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Canyons Hiking Trails.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs online driving holiday planner.

You can 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. While traveling from San Diego, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 48°C to lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Canyon ©
Palm Canyon
Indian Canyons Hiking Trails ©
Indian Canyons Hiking Trails

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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 a sense of the local culture at The Mob Museum and Little Church of the West. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Helicopter Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area (in Henderson), Mouse's Tank (in Overton) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, get a dose of the wild on Escape Adventures, and try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

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Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Henderson, Overton, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Helicopter Tours
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park holiday tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 43°C and lows at 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and then stroll through Half Dome.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planning site.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (30°C), and nights are colder (7°C). On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur takes 17 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park 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 Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 13th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery, then kick back and relax at Avila Main Beach, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Point San Luis Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Pismo Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pismo Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Avila Beach, Laetitia Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery ©
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Take a break from the city and head to Crystal Cove and Running Horse Ranch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission San Juan Capistrano and Los Angeles California Temple. Explore Los Angeles further: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Pismo Beach in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Santa Monica Pier, Running Horse Ranch, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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