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:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
8
Calistoga
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
9
Honolulu
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, then see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco, take a stroll through SoMa, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, then admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then kick back and relax at Seal Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey maker .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Crystal Cove, Salt Creek Beach, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

3
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 15th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and finally enjoy some diversion at Graceland Wedding Chapel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat 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 Tours

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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 17th (Sat): get great views at Yaki Point, get great views at Lipan Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and finally stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

1
night
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 18th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Mystery Valley, hike along Wildcat Trail, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., stroll around Sandstone Tours, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally explore and take pictures at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Gulch Primitive Area, get great views at Muley Point Overlook, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, then don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and finally make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley tour planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Page online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. In August, Page is somewhat warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours ©
Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, then take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, and finally take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, then Head underground at Titus Canyon, and finally admire the sheer force of Darwin Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Page to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, do a tasting at Brian Arden Winery, do a tasting at Venge Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Tedeschi Family Winery, then learn about winemaking at Tamber Bey Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Vincent Arroyo Winery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Calistoga online vacation planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Calistoga in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Calistoga: highs are around 32°C and lows about 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Honolulu.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brian Arden Winery ©
Brian Arden Winery
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery
Tedeschi Family Winery ©
Tedeschi Family Winery

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sharks Cove and Waimanalo Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kapolei (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Ko Olina Lagoons), Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Scuba & Snorkeling, Skydiving, & more). And it doesn't end there: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodo-In Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu road trip app .

You can fly from Calistoga to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Calistoga in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Oahu, Pupukea, Waimanalo
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hike along Lands End and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

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 changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, San Francisco is little chillier 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

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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