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:  11​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Monterey
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
8
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey tool .

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. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, then trek along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, then explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Palm Canyon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Palm Springs hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum

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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 3rd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, then don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Flowers, then examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas visit planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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 5th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then shop like a local with Lookout Studio, then get great views at Yaki Point, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail, then get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary 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 when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). You'll set off for Monterey on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Sat), tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monterey online travel route planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

1
night
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 9th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip website .

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Andrew Molera State Park ©
Andrew Molera State Park

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and finally stroll through Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara road trip planning website .

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. June in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Point Loma and Oceanside Pier. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Solterra Winery in Encinitas (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online route planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Solterra Winery
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood United Methodist Church. Visiting Santa Monica Mountains and Zuma Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to El Matador State Beach in Malibu--about 1h 05 min away. Explore Los Angeles further: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

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