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:  17​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
drive:  9​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bishop
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Yountville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Santa Cruz
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
9
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Pismo Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Oslo

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Dolby Theatre, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then see a show at Dolby Theatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Bright Angel Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, The Strip, Bellagio Fountains, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 26°C. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Gondola Rides at the Venetian ©
Gondola Rides at the Venetian
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park custom trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

1
night
Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Tioga Pass has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bishop itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Bishop. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September; daily highs in Bishop reach 37°C and lows reach 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Bishop

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tioga Pass
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Painted Ladies as well as O.co Coliseum. On the 5th (Tue), explore and take pictures at O.co Coliseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then contemplate the long history of Painted Ladies.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bishop to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Bishop in September, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Yountville

Yountville
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Napa Valley Bike Tours. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): gear up at Napa Valley Bike Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yountville trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yountville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yountville, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yountville

Outdoors Tours

1
day
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): go for a walk through West Cliff Drive and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz vacation builder.

Getting from Yountville to Santa Cruz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yountville in September: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You've added Old Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Bixby Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Old Fisherman's Wharf ©
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

few
hours
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Monterey in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pismo Beach: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): wander the streets of State Street.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara custom trip planner.

Drive from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pismo Beach in September: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Scenic Drive Neighborhoods

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Monica Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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