18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
8
Monterey
— 2 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Half Moon Bay State Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Filoli, thentake in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stanford Memorial Church. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Stanford Shopping Center, thenget engrossed in the history at Computer History Museum, and then make a trip to Google Android Lawn Statues.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip site.

Exeter, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Exeter to San Francisco. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

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
Computer History Museum ©
Computer History Museum

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), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and then walk around Mariposa Grove.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday builder website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & ClueHoo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Royal Palms State Beach, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of the Pacific, and pause for some photo ops at Korean Bell of Friendship.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. In March, Los Angeles is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, thenwander the streets of State Street Underpass, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara day trip planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, thenmake a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then have some family-friendly fun at Dig This.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planning tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, thencruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monterey takes 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, Monterey is much warmer at night with lows of °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 Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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