26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  15​h
1
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Flagstaff
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Reno
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Take a break from Santa Barbara with a short trip to Camarillo Public Library in Camarillo, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the majestic nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online vacation planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Santa Barbara is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Santa Barbara is minus 9 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Camarillo Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Santa Monica is known for nature, shopping, spas, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Monica vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

5
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Bright Angel Trail, & more). There's more to do: have fun at Flagstaff Extreme.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Santa Monica to Flagstaff takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, you will find days in Flagstaff are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

5
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Food Tours (in Los Angeles) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Las Vegas visit planner .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hike along Hunter Creek Trail, explore by horseback at Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive, and then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reno visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Reno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Reno, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Reno

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

You can fly from Reno to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Reno in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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