20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  18​h
3
Mountain View
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London

2
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.
On the 4th (Sun), look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Pioneer Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner .

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with Exploratorium, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Rio Del Mar State Beach, then pick up some local products at Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market, then walk around Cuesta Park, and finally look for gifts at Kepler's Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manresa State Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and then trek along Stevens Creek Trail.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mountain View takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aptos, Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market, Kepler's Books, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
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Manresa State Beach ©
Manresa State Beach
Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market ©
Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market
Kepler's Books ©
Kepler's Books

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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.
Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor some retail therapy. Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mountain View to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Mountain View in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Amoeba Music, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Drive. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in a show at Hopi House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from San Diego in August, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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