42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
2
Portland
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: London

6
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Snoqualmie Falls and Dungeness River Audubon Center. Step out of the city life by going to Murhut Falls and Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien), Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour (in Mukilteo) and Sequim (B&B Family Farm, Graysmarsh Berry Farm, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Duthie Hill Park, stop by Chukar Cherries, admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sequim, Snoqualmie Falls, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Seahurst Beach Park, Duthie Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center

8
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Popular historic sites such as Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Hug Point State Park (in Cannon Beach), Phelps Creek Vineyards (in Hood River) and Cascade Locks (Starvation Creek State Park & Starvation Creek Ridge Loop). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, cruise along Multnomah Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Columbia Hills State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Cascade Locks, Phelps Creek Vineyards, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Bodega Head and Bodega Dunes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Point Reyes Lighthouse and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Bodega Bay (Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail & St. Teresa of Avila Church). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenner, Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safari West ©
Safari West
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

6
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 some historical perspective at Oceanside Pier and Mission San Buenaventura. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Meditation Mount and Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve & Carpinteria State Beach), Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nicholas Canyon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Pescador State Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Kill Bill Church, and take an in-depth tour of Tehachapi Museum.

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

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Tehachapi, Ojai, Carpinteria, Paramount Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

6
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 Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Willow Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Nelson Ghost Town (in Nelson), Shoshone (Shoshone Museum & Dublin Gulch) and Gold Butte National Monument (in Mesquite). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are much hotter, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shoshone, Valley of Fire State Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Willow Beach, Gold Butte National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Navajo Bridge and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mather Point and South Kaibab Trail. Take a break from Grand Canyon National Park with a short trip to Kaibab National Forest in Jacob Lake, about 1h 15 min away. On the 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, trek along Tonto Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and stroll through Red Canyon Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

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. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kaibab National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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