30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London


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4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll get in some beach time at Ponquogue Beach and Shinnecock East County Park. Visiting Bushkill Falls and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, and make a trip to Times Square.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary tool .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Shinnecock East County Park, Ponquogue Beach, Bushkill Falls
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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

1
night
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 15th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Mission Bay Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, stroll through Windansea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Helicopter Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Graceland Wedding Chapel. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Fort Mohave and see Willow Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Helicopter Tours, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

1
night
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 (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 26°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, and finally stroll through Redondo Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seal Beach, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Dog Beach, 26-Mile Bike Path, Redondo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Panorama Trail and El Capitan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vernal Fall and Tunnel View. Spend the 25th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marin Headlands and Twin Peaks. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lands End will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Lands End ©
Lands End

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 1st (Sat), kick back and relax at Monastery Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and finally admire the striking features of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Carmel route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon route planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in San Simeon hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail and then hike along Congress Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

Drive from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from San Simeon in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hike along Artist Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron, and finally explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, then admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

Start your trip to Yellowstone National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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