32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and San Gregorio State Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Nob Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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 Nature Center at Happy Isles and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, trek along May Lake Trailhead, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Dawn's Dream Winery and San Carlos Cathedral. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Partington Cove & Pfeiffer State Beach), New Brighton State Beach (in Capitola) and Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Breakwater, and don't miss a visit to Lovers Point.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Shark Fin Cove, New Brighton State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Fratelli Perata Winery, do a tasting at Peachy Canyon Winery, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip planning tool .

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in March, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are little chillier (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, Fratelli Perata Winery, Peachy Canyon Winery
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and then kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip builder tool .

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in March since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Zuma Beach. Montana Avenue and Annenberg Community Beach House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach to see Manhattan Beach about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica attractions planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Monica, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Rey Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons and then explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palm Springs online trip builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and get a taste of local nightlife at Double Down Saloon.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip maker website .

Drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in March, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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