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
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Los Altos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Palm Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Cable Car Museum. Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Altos.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Los Altos

Los Altos ©
Los Altos is a city in Santa Clara County, California, in northern Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Pigeon Point Light Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Fin Cove, and then admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Allied Arts Guild, then kick back and relax at Pigeon Point Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Ano Nuevo State Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Altos road trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Los Altos in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Los Altos are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Altos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pescadero, Allied Arts Guild, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Ano Nuevo State Reserve ©
Ano Nuevo State Reserve
Pigeon Point Beach ©
Pigeon Point Beach

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Sun), explore the activities along Monterey Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally explore and take pictures at Lovers Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online trip planner .

You can drive from Los Altos to Monterey in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Los Altos in July, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Olmsted Point. Family-friendly places like Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Mono Lake County Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 32°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then trek along Rim Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 30th (Tue), admire the architecture and history at Old Adobe Mission, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale in 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 48°C and lows reach 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Adobe Mission ©
Old Adobe Mission
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
day
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons, have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum, and then trek along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Scottsdale to Palm Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Palm Springs sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Children's Discovery Museum
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Kids will enjoy The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & Victoria Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, engage your brain at California Science Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday maker .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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