26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

2
nights
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 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

1
night
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 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. On the next day, cruise along Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and then explore the activities along Marble Canyon.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Page in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Page at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Marble Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument ©
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Photography Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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 18th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

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Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stroll through Manhattan Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
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. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Carmel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©

few
hours
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): wander the streets of Chinatown, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and finally take in the history at Mission Dolores.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Point ©
Fort Point
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

8
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sunset Beach Park. Visit Waimanalo Beach and Waikiki Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pupukea (Sharks Cove & Banzai Pipeline), Haleiwa (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae). And it doesn't end there: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, steep yourself in history at Queen Emma Summer Palace, and stroll through Bellows Field Beach Park.

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Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pupukea, Waimanalo, Ka'ena Point State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Photography Tours

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 1st (Sun), shop like a local with Union Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally identify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, examine the collection at The Marine Mammal Center, then explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take an in-depth tour of Wells Fargo Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
USS Pampanito ©
USS Pampanito
Union Square ©
Union Square
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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