22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Wawona
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Virga Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip app .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Virga Gallery, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): do a tasting at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Presqu'ile Winery, and finally trek along Los Flores Ranch Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Maria journey planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Maria, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Presqu'ile Winery ©
Presqu'ile Winery

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 8th (Fri), kick back and relax at Point Lobos, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then see the interesting displays at Canepa Motorsports Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, stop by AiX, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Santa Maria to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos, 17-Mile Drive, Canepa Motorsports Museum, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Take a break from the city and head to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bodega and see Bodega Dunes, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and look for gifts at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online vacation planner .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Get outdoors at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Mariposa Grove. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, make a trip to Washburn Point, and view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wawona journey builder app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Wawona takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Wawona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center

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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Amargosa Valley to see Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire nature's extreme beauty at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wawona to Las Vegas. Traveling from Wawona in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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