18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
End: Las Vegas

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Bodega Dunes. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monterey driving holiday app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Point Lobos
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Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Disney California Adventure Park and Santa Monica State Beach. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Fox Fine Jewelry (in Ventura). Have a day of magic on the 31st (Wed) at Disneyland Park. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and revel in the low prices at Citadel Outlets.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner .

Getting from Monterey to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Carpinteria State Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then examine the collection at Integratron. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Brandini Toffee and then explore the stunning scenery at Palm Canyon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs route tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much hotter days in Palm Springs, with highs around 49°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 31°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Integratron, Climbing Tours
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Climbing Tours
Integratron ©
Integratron

4
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.
Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Pinball Hall of Fame. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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