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
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 21st (Sun), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then stroll through Carpinteria State Beach, and then wander the streets of State Street.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara vacation builder tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
State Street ©
State Street

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Fort Funston National Park and China Beach will thrill your kids. We've included these beaches for you: Marshall’s Beach and Rockaway Beach. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get great views at Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

11
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Del Rey Beach and Salt Creek Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Crystal Cove & Victoria Beach), Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Downtown Disney) and Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach). Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. See some other sides of Los Angeles: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabrillo Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Anaheim, Huntington Dog Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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