12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Dunes and Limantour Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Amorosa and Cable Car Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker website .

Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Limantour Beach, V. Sattui Winery, Bodega Dunes, Goat Rock Beach
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Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach
Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bodie and Bodie State Historic Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tioga Rd and Mono Lake County Park. Change things up with a short trip to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve in Lee Vining (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

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.
On the 24th (Sat), engage your brain at California Science Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Moonlight State Beach and Moonlight Beach State Park. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Carlsbad to see South Carlsbad State Beach about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
Moonlight Beach State Park ©
Moonlight Beach State Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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