23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
shuttle:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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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.
For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit 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. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time 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
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Paris Las Vegas ©
Paris Las Vegas
The Mirage ©
The Mirage

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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 11th (Wed), engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 13th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Alstrom Point.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lake Powell road trip app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Lake Powell at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Water, Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park journey maker site .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Lake Powell, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 5°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
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Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Las Vegas is much hotter than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Nob Hill. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, tee off at Lincoln Park, and identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In September, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe vacation planner .

Getting from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Fun & Games Spas Casinos

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Yosemite Village, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monterey online route planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monterey, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planner .

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: highs in San Simeon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then wander the streets of State Street, and then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Barbara using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in September, you will find days in Santa Barbara are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and The Getty Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey maker app .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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