17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Oslo

4
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online tour planner .

Oslo, Norway to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

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 September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix attractions planning website .

You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

3
nights
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.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and China Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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