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
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then wander the streets of The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online visit planner .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online route planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take a stroll through SoMa, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Tioga Pass. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Tunnel View, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park visit website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cannery Row, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monterey, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara road trip app .

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Monterey in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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.
Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. There's much more to do: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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