15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + subway:  13​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Monterey
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Filbert Steps. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. Traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nevada Beach Campground and Baldwin Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Eagle Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, and look for gifts at Grass Roots Natural Foods.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary site .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

1
night
Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail and then visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Olympic Valley day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Olympic Valley takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Olympic Valley, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe, Truckee River Bike Trail
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point. Get outdoors at Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Olympic Valley to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
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Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll get in some beach time at Point Lobos and Del Mar Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. When in Monterey, make a side trip to see Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur, approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, kick back and relax at Breakwater, and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Monterey is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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