42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Santa Monica
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: London

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 4th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

6
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Zoo & Old Mission Santa Barbara). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, and hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica travel planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Manhattan Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation maker tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at The Field Museum, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oak Park
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Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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