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:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Mesa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: London

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip app .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 26th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and trek along Rim Trail.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Mesa

Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. On the 28th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours and then take in the history at Feed My Starving Children.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Mesa: highs are around 45°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Feed My Starving Children ©
Feed My Starving Children
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then make a trip to The Senate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, cruise along Generals Hwy, and then stroll through Congress Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Mesa to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mesa in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Senate
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

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 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Meeks Bay Beach, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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