19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Yountville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Madera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Pasadena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then hike along Partington Cove.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online trip itinerary maker .

Manchester, UK to Big Sur is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Big Sur. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect Big Sur to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Sacramento, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sacramento day trip planning tool .

Drive from Big Sur to Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Sacramento are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

1
night
Yountville

Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
On the 25th (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Yountville trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Yountville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Yountville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yountville

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Yountville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yountville in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 30th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are colder with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Madera.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

1
night
Madera

Madera ©
Madera is a city in California and the county seat of Madera County. On the 1st (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Nelder Grove.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madera trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Madera. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect nights in Madera to be much warmer, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Madera

Parks Nature
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Nelder Grove ©
Nelder Grove

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kern County Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at California Area Living Museum (CALM), then admire all the interesting features of Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and finally examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bakersfield sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Madera to Bakersfield takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Pasadena.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace ©
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

1
night
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Angeles National Forest, then see the interesting displays at The Gamble House, then contemplate the long history of Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pasadena travel website .

You can drive from Bakersfield to Pasadena in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bakersfield in April, with highs in Pasadena at 20°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Arcadia
Highlights from your plan
Angeles National Forest ©
Angeles National Forest
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 4th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then explore the galleries of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Holocaust Memorial.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs day trip site .

Getting from Pasadena to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Pasadena in April, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Desert Holocaust Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll around Balboa Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then have fun at Strip Gun Club, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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