14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Far View Sites, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

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London, UK to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Mesa Verde National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 23rd (Mon), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Bridge Trail.

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You can drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in December: high temperatures in Lake Powell hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Geologist's Cabin and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Powell to Death Valley National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lake Powell to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lake Powell in December, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites
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Geologist's Cabin ©
Geologist's Cabin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park planning website .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. In December, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 9°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Pismo Beach

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 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, then grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, then steep yourself in history at Point San Luis Lighthouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pismo Beach planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Pismo Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Pismo Beach are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Avila Beach
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip app .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pismo Beach in December since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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