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
drive:  4​h
3
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marin Headlands and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road 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 difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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), make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, then kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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): take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip itinerary maker site .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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. On the 14th (Sun), do a tasting at Edna Valley Vineyard, do a tasting at Tolosa, get engrossed in the history at History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County, then browse the eclectic array of goods at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, and finally admire all the interesting features of California Polytechnic University.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo trip app .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Luis Obispo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in San Luis Obispo hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Edna Valley Vineyard ©
Edna Valley Vineyard
Tolosa ©
Tolosa

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: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can fly from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Luis Obispo in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 18th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, then make a trip to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and finally explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive 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 San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Pacific Beach and San Diego Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo Safari Park and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Valley Shopping Center.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, you will find days in San Diego are colder (29°C), and nights are little chillier (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) 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
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 El Matador State Beach, LA Farmers' Market and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with a short trip to Malibu Colony in Malibu (about 48 minutes away). Explore Los Angeles further: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive and get your game on at Eightytwo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stop by Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas and then take an unforgettable tour with Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online holiday 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, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are much hotter, around 47°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can 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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