18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Calabasas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Mariposa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Bishop
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Calabasas

Calabasas ©
Calabasas is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu, California. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Malibu Bluffs Park and then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Calabasas trip builder app .

Manchester, UK to Calabasas is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in September, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Calabasas: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Calabasas

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Malibu
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Carbon Beach
Carbon Beach

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Calabasas to Santa Maria in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Calabasas in September, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Maria: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Wineries Parks

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monterey holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Monterey takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Old Fisherman's Wharf ©
Old Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Mon), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariposa trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Mariposa by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mariposa, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Laws Railroad Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and then stop by Bishop Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Big Stump Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bishop trip planner.

You can drive from Mariposa to Bishop in 5 hours. Traveling from Mariposa in September, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Bishop. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest ©
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam Bypass. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then make a trip to Hoover Dam Bypass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bishop to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect much warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Bishop in September, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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