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
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Big Sur
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Monterey Bay (in Monterey). The adventure continues: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online road trip planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Monterey Bay, Castello di Amorosa
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): fly down the slopes at June Mountain and then make a trip to Valley View. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online holiday planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

June Mountain

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garland Ranch Regional Park and then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Partington Cove, then admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Big Sur when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garland Ranch Regional Park
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Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Garland Ranch Regional Park ©
Garland Ranch Regional Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crystal Cove and Heisler Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Dana Point Harbor (in Dana Point) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sur in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica State Beach, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

4
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Backcountry Snowmobiling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Powder Mountain (in Eden), Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (in Brighton) and Beaver Mountain (in Logan). There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at FamilySearch Center, examine the collection at The Leonardo Museum, and don't miss a visit to Olympic Cauldron Park.

Plan a Salt Lake City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Salt Lake City is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Beaver Mountain, Backcountry Snowmobiling, Powder Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Beaver Mountain ©
Beaver Mountain
Powder Mountain ©
Powder Mountain

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Jefferson Memorial and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Washington DC by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Washington DC. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Jefferson Memorial ©
Jefferson Memorial
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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