18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  11​h
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Jamestown
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Lake Havasu City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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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.
Plan my Los Angeles trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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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 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach and then take a memorable drive along State Street Underpass.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara journey planning tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum ©
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 8th (Wed), look for gifts at Vin Hus.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Solvang journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Santa Barbara to Solvang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Solvang

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

La Purisima State Historical Park, Ostrich Land
Highlights from your plan
Vinhus ©
Vinhus
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park
Elverhoj Museum ©
Elverhoj Museum

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, then view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Getting from Solvang to Monterey by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Solvang in May: highs in Monterey hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gallery by the Sea Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Gallery by the Sea Carmel ©
Gallery by the Sea Carmel

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Columbia Candy Kitchen and then immerse yourself in nature at Columbia State Historic Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jamestown trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Jamestown takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Jamestown to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Jamestown

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Columbia
Highlights from your plan
Columbia State Historic Park ©
Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia Candy Kitchen ©
Columbia Candy Kitchen

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Jamestown to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jamestown in May: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then try your luck at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum and then see a world frozen in time at Oatman Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lake Havasu State Park, then stop by Lake Havasu Sunday Swap Meet & Vehicle Mart, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Havasu.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Havasu City itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Lake Havasu City hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oatman Ghost Town, Historic Route 66 Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Havasu ©
Lake Havasu
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Lake Havasu State Park ©
Lake Havasu State Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Havasu City to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a train. In May, Los Angeles is little chillier than Lake Havasu City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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