22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14 h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and finally stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Congress Trail, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday website .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then get great views at Dante's View, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

2
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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

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