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:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Calistoga
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Honolulu
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
13
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marin Headlands and Fort Point. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

1
night
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Monterey day trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at The Wedge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Seal Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Newport Beach ©
Newport 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Devil's Golf Course, Gower Gulch Loop and Zabriskie Point. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mount Charleston. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, try your luck at Santa Fe Station Hotel Casino, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Wolf Creek Golf Club, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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.
You've now added Grand Canyon Skywalk to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Grand Canyon Skywalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandview Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, then get great views at Yaki Point, and finally trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park route builder .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon Skywalk
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Grandview Trail ©
Grandview Trail

1
night
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 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, then stroll through Wildcat Trail, and finally walk around Sandstone Tours.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mexican Hat
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Photography Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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. On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, take an in-depth tour of Powell Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Page online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Page reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours ©
Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Devil's Golf Course, Gower Gulch Loop and Zabriskie Point. On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then stroll through Gower Gulch Loop, and finally try to win big at Suncoast Hotel Casino.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online journey planner .

Drive from Page to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in August, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Suncoast Hotel Casino
Suncoast Hotel Casino

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and then admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carpinteria State Beach, Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

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. To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. You will leave for Calistoga on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, learn about winemaking at von Strasser Family of Wines, learn about winemaking at Vincent Arroyo Winery, learn about winemaking at Chateau Montelena, then do a tasting at Tamber Bey Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Tedeschi Family Winery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Calistoga attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Calistoga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calistoga: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
von Strasser Family of Wines ©
von Strasser Family of Wines
Moone Tsai Winery ©
Moone Tsai Winery
Tamber Bey Vineyards ©
Tamber Bey Vineyards

7
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lanikai Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Kayaking & Canoeing), Pupukea (Banzai Pipeline & Sharks Cove) and Waimanalo (Waimanalo Beach & Bellows Field Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, kick back and relax at Laniakea Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planning website .

You can fly from Calistoga to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Calistoga in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Oahu, Waimanalo, Kapolei
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 1st (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Promenade and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Marine Mammal Center, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center
Lands End ©
Lands End
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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