20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  16​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Truckee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
End: Exeter

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 8th (Sun): try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade and then admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday tool .

Exeter, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Escape the urban bustle at Tioga Rd and Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Change things up with a short trip to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve in Lee Vining (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument and take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 1.5 hours. September in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail, stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail, and then browse the exhibits of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Truckee trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. In September, daytime highs in Truckee are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tahoe City
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 20th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally view the masterpieces at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner .

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. September in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodega Head and MacLeod Family Vineyard. Escape the urban bustle at Bodega Dunes and Muir Woods National Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards, & more).

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation app .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Bodega Head, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Henry Hudson Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Point Lookout Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Ohel.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Henry Hudson Trail, The Ohel, Point Lookout Beach, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, 8th Ave Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Henry Hudson Trail ©
Henry Hudson Trail
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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