19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  9​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Williams
— 2 nights
car:  7​h
8
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chaucer's Bookstore as well as Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, then don't miss a visit to Chaucer's Bookstore, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Chaucer's Bookstore ©
Chaucer's Bookstore

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gilroy Premium Outlets, Cowell's Beach and Santa Cruz Wharf. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Gilroy Premium Outlets, then kick back and relax at Cowell's Beach, then appreciate the history behind To Honor Surfing Monument, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Cruz Wharf.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Santa Cruz. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gilroy Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Seymour Marine Discovery Center ©
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Cowell's Beach ©
Cowell's Beach
Gilroy Premium Outlets ©
Gilroy Premium Outlets

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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 Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Japantown, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Presidio of San Francisco and Twin Peaks. Get outdoors at Lands End and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Rodney Lough Jr. San Francisco Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Hyde street pier, and shop like a local with Haight-Ashbury.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel planner .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Silicon Valley, Muir Woods National Monument, Jelly Belly Factory Tour
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nature Center at Happy Isles, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Valley Biking, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, hike along Yosemite Valley Biking, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and finally make a trip to Pothole Dome.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

3
nights
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 Las Vegas North Premium Outlets as well as Hoover Dam. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Counts Kustoms. Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and have some family-friendly fun at VR Adventures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inner Canyon, North Kaibab Trail and Bill Williams Mountain. On the 25th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bill Williams Mountain, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, trek along North Kaibab Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Ash Fork Historical Society Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon, and finally stop by Colors of the West.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Williams day trip site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Williams in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Williams. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Williams reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Ash Fork Historical Society Museum
Highlights from your plan
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Ash Fork Historical Society Museum ©
Ash Fork Historical Society Museum
Bill Williams Mountain ©
Bill Williams Mountain

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Williams to San Diego in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Williams in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site
Parasailing & Paragliding
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Visiting Dockweiler State Beach and Will Rogers State Historic Park will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels are in your itinerary. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, and wander the streets of Echo Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Historic Park ©
Will Rogers State Historic Park
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

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