12 days in Denver & California Itinerary

12 days in Denver & California Itinerary

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12 days in Denver & California Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
Stockholm

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Denver is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Denver is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Stockholm in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Denver, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

#Shopping
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Tattered Cover Bookstore ©
Tattered Cover Bookstore

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, stop by Vital Tea Leaf, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online journey planner .

You can fly from Denver to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Parks
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Union Square ©
Union Square
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 5th (Tue), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. June in Carmel sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in June, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then appreciate the history behind Guitar Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, and finally look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica day trip planning tool .

Drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In June, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

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Los Angeles
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Melrose Trading Post ©
Melrose Trading Post
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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