22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Needles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
10
Channel Islands National Park
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco online attractions planner .

Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and 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 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Big Sur, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and McGurk Meadow. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at North Dome and explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Big Sur in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 1st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at McGee Creek, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gull Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake County Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mammoth Lakes can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Gull Lake
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Gull Lake ©
Gull Lake

1
night
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Inyo National Forest, hike along Mount Whitney Trail, and then stroll through Horseshoe Meadow Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lone Pine holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Lone Pine takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mammoth Lakes in June, with highs in Lone Pine at 42°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Inyo National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Inyo National Forest ©
Inyo National Forest

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 4th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and get great views at Powell Point.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel website .

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lone Pine in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Needles.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Needles

Needles ©
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jack Smith Memorial Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, and then explore the striking landscape at Mystic Maze.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Needles trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Needles in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Needles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get much warmer in Needles: highs are around 51°C and lows about 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Needles

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge ©
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Drive from Needles to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Needles in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Black's Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

1
night
Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park ©
The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
On the 11th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Santa Cruz Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Channel Islands National Park online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Channel Islands National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Channel Islands National Park when traveling from San Diego in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Island ©
Santa Cruz Island

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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 12th (Wed): make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Santa Barbara. In June, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach, then examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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