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 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
car:  7​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Jacob Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
11
Newport Beach
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: London


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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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and don't miss a visit to Book Passage.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder website .

Birmingham, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Birmingham to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Big Sur driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. May in Big Sur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara route builder website .

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Big Sur in May, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
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 11th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary site .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

3
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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jacob Lake.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
night
Jacob Lake

Jacob Lake
Jacob Lake is a small unincorporated community on the Kaibab Plateau in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, at the junction of U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Jacob Lake Inn Gift Shop and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaibab National Forest.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jacob Lake trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Jacob Lake in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Jacob Lake is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with highs in Jacob Lake at 28°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Jacob Lake

Nature Shopping Parks
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1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

Planning Monument Valley trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Jacob Lake to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Off-Road Tours

1
night
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 18th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Getting from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Newport Beach

City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, head off the coast to Balboa Island, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier and then find something for the whole family at Knott's Berry Farm.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport Beach trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Las Vegas to Newport Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Newport Beach hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Knott's Berry Farm, Huntington Beach Pier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Balboa Island ©
Balboa Island
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

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