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
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Las Vegas
— 2 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.
Visit Sand Dollar Beach and Goat Rock Beaches for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Sculptured Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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.
On the 9th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sonoma trip itinerary planner.

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 a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sonoma: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Balloon Rides, Far Niente Winery, Goosecross Cellars
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and June Lake Brewing. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Sonoma to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sonoma in July, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip planner .

You can 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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Big Sur to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): do a tasting at Niner Wine Estates, do a tasting at Castoro Cellars, and then do a tasting at J Dusi Winery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paso Robles online road trip planner .

Drive from Big Sur to Paso Robles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for much warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can 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.
Disneyland Park has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

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, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, then don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park vacation maker .

Drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough 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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Cousin's Candy Shops. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 20th (Sat), take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Fugetsu-Do and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Carbon Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
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): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park tour planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 45°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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.
For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 32°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

1
day
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 24th (Wed), stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey maker app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
On the 25th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): have fun at Chapel of the Flowers Wedding Chapels, browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, then get your game on at The VOID at Grand Canal Shoppes, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Chapel of the Flowers Wedding Chapels ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

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