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 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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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 find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

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. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Loma. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start 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 stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Canyons Hiking Trails.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip planner .

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. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Palm Springs are warmer (48°C), and nights are a bit warmer (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
St. Theresa Church ©
St. Theresa Church

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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.
You've now added Celine Dion at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace to your itinerary. The Mob Museum and Little Church of the West are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Helicopter Tours and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area (in Henderson) and Overton (Mouse's Tank & Valley of Fire State Park). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing website .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 29°C at night. 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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Death Valley National Park

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

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 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
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), explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, kick back and relax 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, hike along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. 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
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Big Sur are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (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 Beaches
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): do a tasting at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery, then stroll through Avila Main Beach, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally enjoy the sea views from Point San Luis Lighthouse.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Pismo Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pismo Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to 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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You'll get in some beach time at Crystal Cove and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). See even more of Los Angeles: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Los Angeles California Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. 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 Beaches

Side Trips

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