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:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Sonoma
— 1 night
drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  4​h
4
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Goat Rock Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Sculptured Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Dollar Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

California, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Sculptured Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sonoma road trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Sonoma: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sonoma

Outdoors Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Far Niente Winery, Goosecross Cellars, Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goosecross Cellars ©
Goosecross Cellars
Far Niente Winery ©
Far Niente Winery

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tioga Pass and Taft Point. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to June Lake Brewing in June Lake--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Sonoma to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sonoma in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

June Lake Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. You will leave for Paso Robles on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
On the 14th (Sun), do a tasting at Niner Wine Estates, then do a tasting at Castoro Cellars, and then do a tasting at J Dusi Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paso Robles route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Paso Robles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in Paso Robles hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Niner Wine Estates ©
Niner Wine Estates
J Dusi Winery ©
J Dusi Winery

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. On your second day here, discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, then make a trip to Arch Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park online route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 46°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Zoo Safari Park as well as San Diego Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Cousin's Candy Shops. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday builder .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Universal Studios Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Fugetsu-Do and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Carbon Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Grove ©
The Grove

1
day
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 23rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 45°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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.
You've now added Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas to your itinerary. On the 24th (Wed), see the world from above with Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, then kick back and relax at Willow Beach, and finally wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Las Vegas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

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