17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  17 h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
drive:  9 h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Bishop
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Yountville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Santa Cruz
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
9
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Pismo Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Oslo, Norway

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Dolby Theatre, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then see a show at Dolby Theatre. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

Oslo, Norway to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Oslo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bright Angel Trail. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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 Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, The Strip, Fountains of Bellagio, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Gondola Rides at the Venetian ©
Gondola Rides at the Venetian
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

1
night
Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. You've now added Tioga Pass to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bishop trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Bishop in 3 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Bishop. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bishop

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tioga Pass
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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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 Painted Ladies as well as Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see where the action happens at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then don't miss a visit to Painted Ladies.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Bishop to San Francisco by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bishop in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
You've now added Napa Valley Bike Tours to your itinerary. On the 8th (Fri), indulge your senses at Napa Valley Bike Tours.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yountville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yountville is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yountville

Tours Outdoors
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Napa Valley Bike Tours ©
Napa Valley Bike Tours

1
day
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 9th (Sat), cruise along West Cliff Drive and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridges State Beach.

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Getting from Yountville to Santa Cruz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Bixby Bridge, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, then take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip builder website.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Bixby Bridge
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Old Fisherman's Wharf ©
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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hours
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pismo Beach visit planner.

Getting from Monterey to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: highs in Pismo Beach hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries Outdoors Parks
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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.
On the 11th (Mon), take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara travel route planner.

Drive from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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