18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Carmel Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Pismo Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Manchester

3
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Yosemite National Park is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
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 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Carmel Valley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley ©
Carmel Valley Village is a census-designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Partington Cove, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then snap pictures at Rocky Creek Bridge, and finally walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel Valley trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel Valley by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Carmel Valley are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Carmel Valley

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sur
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
day
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, then take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier, and then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach road trip app .

Traveling by car from Carmel Valley to Pismo Beach takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Carmel Valley in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pismo Beach: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

1
night
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.
To plan Los Angeles vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pismo Beach in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Truckee on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 5th (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and then wander the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Northstar California and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Truckee online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Truckee with the Route module. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Truckee, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Northstar California ©
Northstar California

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Truckee in August, with lows around 7°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Eagle Falls Trail, River Rafting & Tubing, Emerald Bay State Park, Nevada State Museum, Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Speed Boats Tours

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