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
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
car:  7​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planning website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Matador State Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santa Monica Mountains. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Zuma Beach, then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica travel route planner.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Malibu
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at 927 Beer Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon travel planning tool .

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in July: highs in San Simeon hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Cambria
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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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. On the 14th (Sun), hike along Scenic Road Walkway and then make a trip to Lovers Point.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip builder website .

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lovers Point
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Dunes and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Panorama Trail and Tunnel View. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vernal Fall and Glacier Point. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel tool .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kings Canyon National Park and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Visiting Moro Rock and Grizzly Falls will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and don't miss a visit to Cedar Grove Visitor Center.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route app .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy some diversion at The Range 702. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 25th (Thu), trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 17°C at night. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get great views at Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then get great views at Mohave Point, then get great views at Yaki Point, and finally stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning site .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Las Vegas

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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