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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

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 (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
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.
Visit Jalama Beach and Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve for some beach relaxation. Old Mission Santa Barbara and Bethania Lutheran Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: make a trip to State Street, get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bethania Lutheran Church, Butterfly Beach, Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, Jalama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Bethania Lutheran Church ©
Bethania Lutheran Church

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Step off the beaten path and head to Carmel River State Beach and Lovers Point. Escape the urban bustle at Point Lobos and Seventeen Mile Drive. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Popular historic sites such as Mission San Antonio de Padua and Point Sur State Historic Park are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and McWay Falls. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, trek along Partington Cove, and admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery.

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Big Sur is very close to Carmel. In August, daytime highs in Big Sur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mission San Antonio de Padua
Highlights from your plan
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Tunnel View. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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 the city and head to Bodega Dunes and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Dutton Goldfield Winery (in Sebastopol) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip app .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument, Dutton Goldfield Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Dutton Goldfield Winery ©
Dutton Goldfield Winery

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