23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Oakhurst
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

4
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 Sausalito Boardwalk as well as Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Oakhurst on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sausalito Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

2
nights
Oakhurst

Oakhurst ©
Situated on the Gold Rush highway that winds through former mining towns, Oakhurst is the gateway to America's most popular national park for travelers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias as well as Yosemite Valley Floor Tour. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Scenic Route Highway 49 and then sample the tasty concoctions at Southgate Brewing Company. On your second day here, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then catch a ride on Yosemite Valley Floor Tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oakhurst trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Oakhurst in 3.5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Oakhurst, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Southgate Brewing Company ©
Southgate Brewing Company

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Crystal Lake trail has been added to your itinerary.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Oakhurst to Mammoth Lakes takes 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Oakhurst in July; daily highs in Mammoth Lakes reach 33°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors Trails Parks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam as well as Death Valley Excursions - Day Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Grand Canyon West. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Las Vegas is warmer than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Death Valley Excursions - Day Tours, Grand Canyon West, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kingman online vacation planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Kingman in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Kingman at 43°C and lows at 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Barstow.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum

1
night
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Outlets at Barstow.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Barstow online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Barstow takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kingman to Barstow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kingman, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Barstow, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 28°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Barstow

Shopping

Side Trip

Eddie World
Highlights from your plan
Eddie World ©
Eddie World
Outlets at Barstow ©
Outlets at Barstow

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Fantastic Race as well as Griffith Observatory. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get some cultural insight at Hollywood Walk of Fame and Angelino Heights Historic Area. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary planner .

Getting from Barstow to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Barstow, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
You've added Cold Spring Tavern, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 31st (Wed), explore and take pictures at Santa Barbara Scenic Drive, get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle and then view the masterpieces at artifacts gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Simeon trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, expect nights in San Simeon to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Artifacts Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Artifacts Gallery ©
Artifacts Gallery
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carmel Walks. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the local highlights with Carmel Walks. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Cannery Row, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, then stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and finally don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary site .

Drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in August, plan for much colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker site .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for home on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

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