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
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Civic Center. Visit Fort Funston National Park and Goat Rock Beaches for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online route planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

California
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

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Getting from San Francisco to Calistoga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calistoga: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Coast Gallery Big Sur, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Calistoga to Big Sur in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Calistoga, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Do your shopping at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Panorama Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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.
Head to Third Street Promenade and Camarillo Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Matador State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). There's more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Lost Horse Mine.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 46°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park journey website .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Willow Beach and Rick's Restorations. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Forum Shops at Caesars. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum (in Boulder City) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning tool .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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