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
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planner .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Rock State Park. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): trek along Fay Canyon Trail and then trek along Doe Mountain Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sedona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

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.
You've now added Grand Canyon South Rim to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. You'll set off for Page on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend as well as Antelope Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Monument Valley in May since evenings lows in Page dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin.

Planning Death Valley National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Page to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Page to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santa Monica Pier, TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and other attractions. On the 16th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then make a trip to Hollywood Sign. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, catch a movie at TCL Chinese Theatres, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
TCL Chinese Theatres ©
TCL Chinese Theatres

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Oxnard Beach Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara tour planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria State Beach, Oxnard Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park

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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Simeon holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 10°C at night. You'll set off for Monterey on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bixby Bridge as well as 17-Mile Drive. On the 20th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monterey day trip app .

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco Urban Adventures, Chinatown, Lombard Street, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Nightlife Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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