28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): browse the different shops at Westfield San Francisco Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Shopping Parks
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San Francisco Botanical Garden ©
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Westfield San Francisco Centre ©
Westfield San Francisco Centre

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Sacramento trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Westfield Galleria at Roseville
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

5
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Explore hidden gems such as Baldwin Beach and Kiva Beach. Visiting Burnt Cedar Beach and Emerald Bay State Park will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from South Lake Tahoe to Incline Village to see Sand Harbor about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Galleries.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

You can drive from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sacramento in July, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 32°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Incline Village, Lake Tahoe (California), Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Fallen Leaf Lake
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stroll through Tuolumne Meadows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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night
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lone Pine visit website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Lone Pine. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Lone Pine to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
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Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

4
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get outdoors at Willow Beach and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum (in Boulder City) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). Spend the 5th (Mon) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lone Pine in August, plan for much warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Oceanside Pier and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, browse the fresh offerings at Liberty Public Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Africa and Beyond, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary website .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Dunes and Castello di Amorosa. Do your shopping at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Enjoy San Francisco some more: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes, Patrick Amiot, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 19:
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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