18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
5
San Diego
— 4 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ghirardelli Square. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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. On the 6th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel 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
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, thenmake a trip to Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thentrek along Panorama Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride 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
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Mount Charleston--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish 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

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
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.
Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, pick up some local products at Liberty Public Market, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around °C, while days are cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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