23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
San Bruno
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Willow Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

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Frankfurt, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Bruno.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

few
hours
San Bruno

San Bruno ©
San Bruno is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, incorporated in 1914. DFS, San Francisco International Airport has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stanford Memorial Church, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, then take a stroll through The Stanford Shopping Center, and finally see DFS, San Francisco International Airport.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Bruno tour builder .

San Bruno is just a stone's throw from San Francisco. September in San Bruno sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Bruno

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stanford Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Stanford Memorial Church ©
Stanford Memorial Church

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.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery, then take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Bruno to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from San Bruno in September, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Museums Golf
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by AiX, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, shop like a local with Carmel Art Association, then wander the streets of Ocean Avenue, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monterey, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve, and finally look for gifts at Fermentations Wine Tasting. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, and then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Simeon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery

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.
On the 13th (Fri), wander the streets of State Street Underpass, admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, then stroll through Butterfly Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria State Beach, Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Margerum Wine Company ©
Margerum Wine Company

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at The Grove, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip tool .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Third Street Promenade, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

4
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.
Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Liberty Public Market. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for much warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 44°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Willow Beach.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee

few
hours
Willow Beach

Willow Beach ©
To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Willow Beach trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Palm Springs to Willow Beach in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in September, with highs in Willow Beach at 40°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Willow Beach

Parks

Side Trip

Nelson's Landing Cliff Jumping
Highlights from your plan
Nelson's Landing Cliff Jumping ©
Nelson's Landing Cliff Jumping

4
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.
The Centurion Lounge has been added to your itinerary. Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Drive from Willow Beach to Las Vegas in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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