18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
8
Monterey
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  17​h
End: Exeter

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Thu), stroll through Half Moon Bay State Beach, explore the world behind art at Filoli, then take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Stanford Shopping Center, then take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum, and then make a trip to Google Android Lawn Statues.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip app .

Exeter, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. March in San Francisco sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Palo Alto, Mountain View, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Filoli
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
Filoli ©
Filoli

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & ClueHoo) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of the Pacific, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, and learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 27°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palms State Beach ©
Royal Palms State Beach
White Point ©
White Point
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium ©
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online tour planner .

You can 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 March, expect Santa Barbara to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Santa Barbara in March, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
On the 28th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then get your game on at Dig This.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in March since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Dig This ©
Dig This

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then walk around Dennis the Menace Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monterey online holiday builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monterey by car takes about 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Monterey. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Monterey, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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