16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You will leave for Monterey on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lovers Point, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monterey online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
night
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Solvang Antiques, learn about winemaking at Sevtap Winery Tasting Room, then do a tasting at Stolpman Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Epiphany Cellars.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Solvang sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Solvang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Solvang: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Los Olivos
Highlights from your plan
Sevtap Winery Tasting Room ©
Sevtap Winery Tasting Room
Epiphany Cellars ©
Epiphany Cellars
Stolpman Vineyards ©
Stolpman Vineyards

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Thousand Steps Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, then kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara itinerary app .

Drive from Solvang to Santa Barbara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Solvang in August, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

3
nights
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.
Visiting South Carlsbad State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Shores Park and Windansea Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Solana Beach to see Handcrafted about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Pacific Beach, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online route planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in August since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Handcrafted, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Bowl Museum. For shopping fun, head to LA Farmers' Market or Citadel Outlets. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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