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:  13​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
8
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
11
Tahoe City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Zion National Park hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
nights
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 6th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monument Valley, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 14°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Forrest Gump Point, Moki Dugway
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

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 7th (Thu), get great views at Mather Point. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Monument Valley in June, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

1
night
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.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip generator.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Big Sur in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Big Sur is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Big Sur to Carmel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trip

17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Lombard Street and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco custom trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and trek along Wawona Meadow.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 20th (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tahoe City trip generator.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Tahoe City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tahoe City to Death Valley National Park. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Tahoe City in June; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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