18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Train + Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Incline Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  15​h
End: Dusseldorf

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

1
day
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 5th (Fri), take a stroll through The Strip, then explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Incline Village.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
Incline Village

Incline Village ©
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Burnt Cedar Beach, then look for gifts at Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, and then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Incline Village trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Incline Village in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Incline Village hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Incline Village

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory
Highlights from your plan
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach
Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory ©
Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Nature Center at Happy Isles. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Incline Village to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Incline Village in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cannery Row, then stop by The Cheese Shop, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey journey builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

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Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Piedras Blancas
Highlights from your plan
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, and then wander the streets of State Street.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara travel route builder website .

Getting from Cambria to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cambria in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stop by Amoeba Music, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker website .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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