12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Moab
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  8​h
End: London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from London, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, St. Andrew Church, Greystone Mansion and Park, Paramount Ranch
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Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
St. Andrew Church ©
St. Andrew Church
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guardian Angel Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Las Vegas Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Guardian Angel Cathedral ©
Guardian Angel Cathedral

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 7th (Thu), hike along Watchman Trail, then trek along Riverside Walk, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In March, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 11°C and lows of -7°C. You will leave for Moab on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 8th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and finally grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers and then trek along Park Avenue Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In March, Moab is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 19°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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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 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Baldy.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park vacation builder app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Moab to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moab in March: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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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.
To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Bodega Head and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Natural Bridges State Beach and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Mori Point (in Pacifica), Point Reyes Lighthouse (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Ano Nuevo State Reserve (in Pescadero). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodega Head, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Natural Bridges State Beach, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse

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