19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Oslo

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and United States Air Force Academy (in Colorado Springs). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, ponder the world of politics at Colorado Governor's Mansion, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary tool .

Oslo, Norway to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in September, with highs in Denver at 30°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, United States Air Force Academy
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Beer Tastings & Tours
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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.
On the 16th (Mon), hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Denver in September, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors 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

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online vacation planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Santa Barbara to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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