22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

5
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In August, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then don't miss a visit to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock, and finally hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel route tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 22nd (Sat), hike along Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, then do a tasting at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Rancho Sisquoc Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation planner .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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