9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Prescott
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Glasgow

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Glasgow in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eldwaylen Ocean Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pismo Beach trip itinerary site .

Fly from San Francisco to Pismo Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Pismo Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Avila Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday tool .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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 23rd (Sun): step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip planning app .

Drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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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 25th (Tue): get great views at Lipan Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (34°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 26th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, then examine the collection at Kalusa Miniature Airplane Collection, then contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, and finally pause for some photo ops at GMIHC Learning and Tribute Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prescott trip builder tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Prescott to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake

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