18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Santa Maria
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
4
San Diego
— 3 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

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Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. We've included these beaches for you: Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Hearst Castle and Harmony Pottery Works are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Morro Rock (in Morro Bay), Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria) and Friends of the Elephant Seal (in San Simeon). It doesn't end there: hike along Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Maria planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Maria by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Maria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Morro Rock, Harmony Pottery Works
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Foxen Canyon Wine Trail ©
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Newport Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Battleship USS Iowa Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica State Beach
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visit Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Point Loma. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach and stroll through Pacific Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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