21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  18​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
+3
bus + subway + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

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 22nd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

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London, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
On the 1st (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in St. Helena hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
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, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from St. Helena in October, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

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

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Three Sisters Island and then admire all the interesting features of Goat Island.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

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