30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Sedona
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pima Air and Space Museum and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mission San Xavier del Bac and O.K. Corral. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tucson online travel route builder .

London, UK to Tucson is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from London in April, plan for much hotter days in Tucson, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tombstone, Titan Missile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Montezuma Castle National Monument and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wupatki National Monument and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sedona planner .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tucson in April; daily highs in Sedona reach 26°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Wupatki National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planning app .

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Sedona in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier, Old Mission Santa Barbara, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 13th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in April since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip maker site .

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walt Disney Family Museum and Legion of Honor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip app .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and The LINQ Promenade. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shelby American Inc and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and have some family-friendly fun at Dig This.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©

7
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: The Walters Art Museum (in Baltimore), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Shriver House Museum, & more) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Walters Art Museum, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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