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:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Central Park. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff travel route builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Flagstaff takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Flagstaff are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in July: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 38°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

2
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 11th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Monument Valley - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tombstone to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Tombstone to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tombstone in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Las Vegas Shooting Center ©
Las Vegas Shooting Center

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, get to know the resident critters at California Area Living Museum (CALM), then admire all the interesting features of Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and finally examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bakersfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in July since evenings lows in Bakersfield dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn ©
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bakersfield to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Tall Trees Grove (in Redwood National Park) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Tall Trees Grove
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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