29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Jose
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pismo Beach
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodega Dunes and Muir Woods National Monument. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Goat Rock Beach and Exploratorium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to San Francisco is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goat Rock Beach, Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

4
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
We've included these beaches for you: Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Point Lobos and Shark Fin Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). There's still lots to do: take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House.

Make your San Jose itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in San Jose, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pfeiffer State Beach, Shark Fin Cove, Rockaway Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

5
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Carmel River State Beach. Relax by the water at Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Big Sur (Bixby Bridge, Partington Cove, & more). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, and kick back and relax at Marina State Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey visit planning tool .

Getting from San Jose to Monterey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Marina State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

5
nights
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Moonstone Beach and Elephant Seal Rookery. Visit Piedras Blancas and Eldwaylen Ocean Park for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Barbara (Old Mission Santa Barbara & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Paso Robles (Alta Colina & J Dusi Winery). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pismo Beach route planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in Pismo Beach hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, San Simeon, Paso Robles, Speed Boats Tours, Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then appreciate the history behind Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then explore and take pictures at Chase Field.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pismo Beach to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pismo Beach to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, expect Phoenix to be warmer, temps between 48°C and 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Chase Field ©
Chase Field

6
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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