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 + subway:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​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.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Goat Rock Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Step out of San Francisco to go to Pacifica and see Rockaway Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Rockaway Beach, Goat Rock Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach

2
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.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Alpine and then kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pope Beach, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe holiday planner .

Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Alpine
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Lake Alpine ©
Lake Alpine
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail, visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe, and then steep yourself in history at Old Truckee Jail Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Truckee trip itinerary planning tool .

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

Things to do in Truckee

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe, Truckee River Bike Trail
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Old Truckee Jail Museum ©
Old Truckee Jail Museum

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, stroll through Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park planner .

Traveling by car from Truckee to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. In September in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Breakwater. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Monterey. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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