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
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Malibu
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marin Headlands and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website .

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Tioga Pass, then hike along Lembert Dome, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Big Sur hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Find out how to plan San Luis Obispo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Luis Obispo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Luis Obispo, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Outdoors Tours

few
hours
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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara road trip app .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toMalibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. You've now added El Matador State Beach to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach and then make a trip to Malibu Pier.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Malibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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 as well as Disney California Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

You can drive from Malibu to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. When traveling from Malibu 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 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, make a trip to Arch Rock, identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, then don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 46°C and lows at 30°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree ©
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree

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 Pacific Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and San Diego Zoo. On the 18th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at San Diego Factory Outlet Center and then get some fabulous bargains at Las Americas Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego online day trip planner .

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 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
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Las Americas Premium Outlets ©
Las Americas Premium Outlets

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LA Farmers' Market as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Malibu Colony in Malibu, approximately 48 minutes away. See even more of Los Angeles: make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive and have some family-friendly fun at Eightytwo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Malibu Colony
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Malibu Colony ©
Malibu Colony

2
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), look for gifts at Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas and then take an unforgettable tour with Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online itinerary builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (47°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas ©
Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas ©
Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas

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