17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  15 h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Dana Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Boulder City
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Dana Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Munich

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Get outdoors at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip website.

Munich, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monterey day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at California Science Center, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally stop by Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in March, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Dana Point.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Dana Point

Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at 1,000 Steps Beach and Salt Creek Beach. Carlsbad Village and Leoness Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Dana Point side-trips: Mission San Luis Rey (in Oceanside) and Wilson Creek Winery (in Temecula). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Main Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dana Point trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Los Angeles to Dana Point in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Dana Point sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Temecula, Oceanside, Montanez Adobe, Carlsbad Village
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
1,000 Steps Beach ©
1,000 Steps Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

1
night
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
You've now added Hoover Dam to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Boulder City visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dana Point to Boulder City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum ©
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

1
night
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 Grand Canyon Skywalk. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online attractions planner.

You can drive from Boulder City to Las Vegas in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dana Point.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon Skywalk
Highlights from your plan
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

2
nights
Dana Point

Dana Point ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Mission San Juan Capistrano and Virga Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Dana Point to go to Temecula and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1 hour away. See some other sides of Dana Point: kick back and relax at Doheny State Beach, walk around Hill Top Park, and take in the waterfront at Dana Point Harbor.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dana Point road trip website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Dana Point in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Dana Point

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Doheny State Beach ©
Doheny State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Dana Point to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in San Diego sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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