13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas and then get engrossed in the history at Titanic. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online driving holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
nights
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 2nd (Sun): get great views at Yaki Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

few
hours
Monument Valley

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. To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in September, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites
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Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at El Portal Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

El Portal Market
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden, stroll through China Beach, and then take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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San Francisco Botanical Garden ©
San Francisco Botanical Garden
China Beach ©
China Beach
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at California Area Living Museum (CALM) and then see the interesting displays at Crystal Palace and Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bakersfield trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Bakersfield. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Bakersfield hover around 38°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

1
night
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 9th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then stop by The Original Farmers Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner .

You can drive from Bakersfield to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bakersfield in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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