20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Santa Clarita
— 2 nights
drive:  1​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  4​h
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Myers Flat
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Fly:  15​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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita ©
Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets, then get your bearings at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and then make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Paramount Ranch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Cove.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Clarita trip generator.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Clarita takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Clarita: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Paramount Ranch, Paradise Cove
Highlights from your plan
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 31st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Scotty's Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Santa Clarita to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Clarita in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 45°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Take a break from the city and head to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Devils Postpile National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Kings Canyon National Park (in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park) and Bishop (Laws Railroad Museum & Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest). On the 5th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mammoth Mountain. There's more to do: play a few rounds at Sierra Star Golf Club and get great views at Eleven53 Interpretive Center.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes custom trip planner.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bishop, Kings Canyon National Park, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest ©
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Myers Flat.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
Myers Flat

Myers Flat ©
Myers Flat is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum and then cruise along Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Avenue of the Giants, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sands Beach, and then do a tasting at Briceland Vineyards Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Myers Flat trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Myers Flat in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Myers Flat are little chillier (20°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Myers Flat

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Black Sands Beach, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Briceland Vineyards, Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, Avenue of the Giants
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and China Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Union Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and make a trip to Ghirardelli Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder.

Traveling by car from Myers Flat to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Myers Flat, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and finally look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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