18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through China Beach, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Monterey online route builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Mount Charleston to see Spring Mountains Visitor Center about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, push the limits with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 9 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and pick up some local products at Liberty Public Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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