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:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
7
New Smyrna Beach
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: London

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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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 difference when traveling from London to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Long House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park journey builder app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then trek along Mosca Pass Trail.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: highs are around 31°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): walk around Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to New Smyrna Beach.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Miramont Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

7
nights
New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, located on the central east coast of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Kids will appreciate attractions like NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Cocoa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from New Smyrna Beach: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and Cocoa Beach Pier (in Cocoa Beach). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at New Smyrna Town Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Colorado Springs to New Smyrna Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs to New Smyrna Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Smyrna Beach, with lows of 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in New Smyrna Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Fishing Charters & Tours, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

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