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:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Zoo, La Jolla Cove, Mission Beach Boardwalk, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk, then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and finally shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs day trip app .

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 48°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife

Side Trip

Coachella Valley Brewing Company
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Coachella Valley Brewing Company ©

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.
You've added Grand Canyon by One Day Tours, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Celine Dion at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Mountain Falls Golf Club and Angel Park Golf Club. Get some historical perspective at Dublin Gulch and Guardian Angel Cathedral. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Nevada Way (in Boulder City) and Pahrump Valley Museum (in Pahrump). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and get outside with Mandalay Bay Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation builder website .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Boulder City, Pahrump, Dublin Gulch
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Dublin Gulch ©
Dublin Gulch

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 Artists Dr, Golden Canyon, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, and finally get answers to all your questions at Furnace Creek Visitor Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Death Valley National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 43°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hike along Partington Cove and then make a trip to Old Coast Road.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Big Sur travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Big Sur, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

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

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night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Cambria route maker .

Drive from Big Sur to Cambria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in June, you will find days in Cambria are much warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Museums
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Greenspace Creekside Reserve ©
Greenspace Creekside Reserve

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood and then browse the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Cambria, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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