16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  16​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation planning website .

Stockholm, Sweden to San Diego is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then get all the equipment you need at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, then get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 49°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
For reviews and more tourist information, read Las Vegas holiday builder app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for much colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara tour planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wawona tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Carmel to Wawona in 4 hours. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for much warmer days in Wawona, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Wawona, expect colder days and little chillier nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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