24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive + bus:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
10
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are much hotter, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Mon), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel attractions planning site .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. In August in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trip

Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Big Sur day trip planning site .

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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night
Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery & Florist, then stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cambria trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Cambria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in August, you will find days in Cambria are warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Nature

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nights
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.
Take a break from Santa Monica with a short trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Cambria to Santa Monica by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and tram. Traveling from Cambria in August, expect nights in Santa Monica to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Six Flags Magic Mountain, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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