21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  14​h 45​min
1
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online trip itinerary builder .

Manchester, UK to Monterey is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping

Side Trip

The Cheese Shop
Highlights from your plan
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Get in touch with nature at Twin Peaks and Lincoln Park. There's lots more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco online travel route planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then do a tasting at Grassini Family Vineyards.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Grassini Family Vineyards ©
Grassini Family Vineyards

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take in a show at Hopi House, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Grand Canyon National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
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.
The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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