20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Copenhagen

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
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 maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pismo Beach tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Pismo Beach is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barstow.
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Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

1
night
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barstow road trip planning tool.

Drive from Pismo Beach to Barstow in 4.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Pismo Beach in July: highs in Barstow hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Barstow

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calico Ghost Town
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Rainbow Basin Natural Area ©
Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town
Outlets at Barstow ©
Outlets at Barstow

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Barstow to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. In July in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 32°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Lone Pine.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Wreck Room ©
Wreck Room

1
night
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills and then explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, trek along Mount Whitney Trail, then steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lone Pine vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Lone Pine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Lone Pine hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Independence
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Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills

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.
To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Lone Pine to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lone Pine in July, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 33°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 18th (Sat), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip planning site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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