26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  5​h
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Berlin

4
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online route planner .

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara

4
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at New York New York Casino, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
days
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.
On the 9th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in February: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 11°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

3
days
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.
On the 14th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and trek along Wawona Meadow.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in February: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 10°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
day
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

Discover how to plan a Santa Cruz trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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