21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Train to London Euston, Train to London Gatwick, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly to Manchester, Train to Birmingham

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San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sunnyvale Bay Trail (in Sunnyvale) and Santa Cruz (Natural Bridges State Beach & Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Dragon's Mouth Springs. Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Lake Butte Overlook. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Cistern Spring, identify plant and animal life at Monument Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Daisy Geyser, and hike along Pelican Creek Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, then examine the collection at Church History Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Blanche Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, get curious at Clark Planetarium, and then explore the stunning scenery at City Creek Canyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and The LINQ Promenade. Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Battlefield Vegas will thrill your kids. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip and enjoy some diversion at The Range 702.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel planning app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.