19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planning site .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In April, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to The Strip.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

1
night
Las Vegas

On the 3rd (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
Off-Road Tours

1
night
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 4th (Mon): get great views at Dante's View and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and finally take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. On the next day, make a trip to Tunnel Log and then don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip website .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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