18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  29​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On your second day here, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. In June, San Francisco is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. You will leave for Santa Cruz on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

few
hours
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip builder app .

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip builder tool .

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), you're off toBig Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Big Sur journey website .

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to drive. July in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for San Simeon on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harmony Glassworks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 4 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in July, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Shopping Classes Museums

Side Trip

Harmony Glassworks
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Glassworks ©
Harmony Glassworks

few
hours
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 see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in July, plan for little chillier days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Malibu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Malibu can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

3
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.
You've now added Disneyland Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. When traveling from Malibu in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
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.
For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

few
hours
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

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