20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Dana Point
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Gothenburg

3
nights
Dana Point

Dana Point ©
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove. Escape the urban bustle at Corona Del Mar State Beach and Doheny State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Dana Point to Temecula to see Old Town Temecula about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Main Beach and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dana Point trip builder site .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Dana Point is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar State Beach, Old Town Temecula
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Corona Del Mar State Beach ©
Corona Del Mar State Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Mission Beach Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dana Point to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dana Point in June; daily highs in San Diego reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Canyon Village Marketplace and then take in a show at Hopi House.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): try your luck at The Venetian, try your luck at The Mirage, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then stroll through Wawona Meadow, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 8°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica Mountains and Bronson Caves. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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