23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Carmel
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Loma.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online travel planner .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

1
night
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 23rd (Tue): take in a show at Hopi House and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online trip builder .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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.
Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Attractions like Fort Funston National Park and Exploratorium make great kid-friendly stops. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Chinatown, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

Start your trip to Monterey by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

1
day
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 4th (Sun): stroll through Scenic Road Walkway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and then stroll through Carmel River State Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary app .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip builder tool .

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

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

Drive from Big Sur to Cambria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for much warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Cambria

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Piedras Blancas
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 7th (Wed), enjoy some music at Third Street Promenade, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cambria to Santa Monica by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and tram. Traveling from Cambria in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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